Cyclist hit, killed by dump truck near Rice University, police say

HOUSTON – A cyclist was hit and killed by a dump truck Tuesday near Rice University, police said.

The crash was reported just before noon near the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard.

Houston police said the victim was leaving the university after meeting her husband for lunch when she was hit by the truck as both made a right turn onto Main Street.

“He had a green light but so did the cyclist. The cyclist entered on her bike into the intersection on the crosswalk and was struck,” said Asst. HPD Chief W. Baimbridge.

Police said it appears the truck’s right, rear tire hit the bicycle.

No one has been charged.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area while investigators are at the scene.

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