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Woman bicyclist hit by 2 cars in fatal Ham Lake crash

The crash happened just before 11 p.m.

UPDATE 11:30 A.M. 

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office released new information regarding the death of a woman bicyclist in Ham Lake on Wednesday night. 

The release states that witnesses saw the bicyclist in the right lane of northbound Hwy. 65 when a motorist in the same lane struck her after trying to swerve out of the way. The bicyclist was then hit by a second vehicle traveling directly behind the first vehicle. 

Both drivers called 911 and have told investigators that the woman was riding in the traffic lane, wearing dark clothing and had no lights or reflectors on her bike.

The victim is currently being identified as a 49-year-old woman from Ham Lake. 

The accident remains under investigation. 

Original story

A woman riding a bicycle on Hwy. 65 in Ham Lake was hit and killed late Wednesday night.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office believes she was on her bike just before 11 p.m., going north on Hwy. 65 when she was hit near 157th Avenue Northeast. 

Rescue workers attempted to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash but none of their occupants were injured. 

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It is believed to be the second biking death in Minnesota this year, and second since a man in his 70s was hit by a school bus and died while biking home in St. Paul on May 9. 

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