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Bicyclist dies after being hit by 18-wheeler in southwest Houston

Police have confirmed that the bicyclist was a 64-year-old woman.

HOUSTON — Police have confirmed that the bicyclist hit and killed by an 18-wheeler in southwest Houston Thursday was a 64-year-old woman.

The woman was riding a bike northbound on South Gessner when she attempted to cross the Southwest Freeway service road intersection, police said.

At the same time, the driver of an 18-wheeler, also traveling northbound on South Gessner, began turning onto the Southwest Freeway service road, according to police.  

The woman was hit by the 18-wheeler’s trailer.

The driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication.

No charges have been filed. The woman's identity has not been released. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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