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Cyclist Struck And Killed By Dump Truck Outside Museum Of Science

A Boston University graduate student riding his bike was killed Friday morning after being hit by a dump truck, said state police.

The cyclist, 24-year-old Meng Jin, of Cambridge, was hit at the intersection of Museum Way and Monsignor O’Brien Highway in front of the Museum of Science. Police said they received a call about the incident at about 8:12 a.m.

The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The 2016 Western Star truck was driven by a 50-year-old man from Leicester, according to a police statement.

According to the statement, a preliminary investigation has revealed the truck and bike were stopped at the intersection of O'Brien Highway and Museum Way, both waiting to take a right turn. When the truck and cyclist began to make the turn, the bicyclist was struck by the truck's tire.

BU identified the victim. The name of the truck driver has not been released.

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