Northwestern Student On Bicycle Dies After Being Hit By Cement Truck

(STMW) –– A bicyclist was killed in a crash with a cement truck Thursday evening in north suburban Evanston, police said.

About 5 p.m., the cement truck was traveling north on Sheridan Road when it made contact with the bicyclist traveling west on Northwestern Place, according to a statement from Evanston police.

The bicyclist, an 18-year-old woman who was a student at Northwestern University, was unresponsive when paramedics arrived and was taken with multiple injuries Evanston Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the fatality.

Investigators said it is believed that the woman was not wearing a helmet. As of Thursday night, no citations were issued to the cement truck operator, a 38-year-old man from Des Plaines.

The crash is being investigated by the Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Bureau with the assistance of the Major Crash Assistance Team.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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