A cyclist in her early 50s was killed when her bike and a
semi-trailer truck collided in Palmerston North today.
The crash happened on Summerhill Drive just after 7am, Acting
Detective Sergeant Shelley Ross of the Manawatu CIB said.
Both the cyclist and the truck were travelling up the road
when the collision happened, she said.
The woman died at the scene.
Police were speaking to the truck driver who did not suffer
any injuries but was shaken by the crash.
"We are still in the process of piecing together what factors
have led to the crash and it is too early at this stage to
comment on any potential charges.
"The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and officers are
continuing to make inquiries and speak to witnesses," Ms Ross
Police would not release any further details about the woman
until her next of kin has been informed.