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Boston Police Seek Tractor Trailer After Fatal Bike Crash

Surveillance image via the Boston Police Department
Surveillance image via the Boston Police Department
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Boston police are searching for a flat-bed tractor trailer after a bicyclist was struck and killed at a busy city intersection early Friday.

Police say a woman, believed to be in her late 30s, was hit while riding her bike just after 7 a.m. Friday at Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at a Boston hospital.

Later Friday morning, police released surveillance footage that showed the large flatbed tractor-trailer with a red sleeper cab and that appeared to be missing a piece of its front grill.

Friday afternoon, police released two additional surveillance images.

Anyone with information about the tractor-trailer or its operator is asked to call detectives at (617) 343-4470, police said in a statement.

Investigators say they're not sure if the driver was aware that the truck had hit the bicycle.

Surveillance image via the Boston Police Department
Surveillance image via the Boston Police Department

Police originally said the victim was a woman in her 20s. With reporting from the WBUR Newsroom and The Associated Press

This article was originally published on August 07, 2015.

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