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Bicyclist fatally struck by cement truck in Manhattan: police

Posted: 8:34 AM, Dec 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-15 10:14:41-05

HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A bicyclist was fatally struck by a cement truck in Manhattan Thursday morning, according to police.

Police investigate after a bicyclist was fatally struck in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2016. (DOT)

Police investigate after a bicyclist was fatally struck in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2016. (DOT)

The male cyclist was traveling westbound on 55th Street when he was hit while approaching 12th Avenue, police said. The incident was reported around 6:50 a.m.

He died at the scene, according to NYPD.

The truck driver, who was maneuvering right onto 12th Avenue when he or she struck the cyclist, stayed at the scene.

The victim has not been identified.

Fifty-fifth Street remains closed between 11th and 12th avenues.

Northbound M12 buses are being detoured near the intersections, NYCT Buses tweeted at 8:20 a.m.