Woman riding bike in Minneapolis dies after early morning crash

Her bike and a van collided.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A woman was killed while riding a bike in Minneapolis early Thursday morning.

Police were called to a crash at the intersection of Lowry Ave. N. and 2nd St. N. at 5:42 a.m., the Minneapolis Police Department said in a news release.

Authorities say the biker going north on 2nd St. collided with a van heading west on Lowry.

The woman was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Hospital, where she died from injuries sustained in the crash. Her name has not yet been announced by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

The man driving the van stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, the release says.

A spokeswoman for the police department told GoMN that the intersection is controlled by a signal light, but that no other details are available at this time because authorities are still investigating.

As of last week, there had only been one bicyclist killed on Minnesota roads so far this year, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Four bicyclists had been killed by this time last year, the department says.

Next Up

covid

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Gavin Kaysen, Diane Moua

Bellecour Bakery to expand to second Cooks at Crocus Hill location

Gavin Kaysen's bakery started as a pop-up at the North Loop Cooks store, but has now firmly established itself.

Pexels - classroom kid teacher student raise hand - crop

MN medical groups urge K-12 schools to adopt mask requirement for all

They say it will help protect other students who can't get vaccinated or are at risk.

Screen Shot 2021-08-04 at 9.28.39 AM

WATCH: Vikings Live with Matthew Coller: Will this crazy camp impact the season?

Mike Zimmer has called out (subtly) Kirk Cousins. What's it mean for Kirk?

Reinbold

Fugitive bomb-maker accused of killing his wife arrested in Minnesota

Eric Reinbold was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist killed after being thrown from bike in St. Paul

The motorcyclist was identified as a 33-year-old from Maplewood.

Image from iOS (101)

Charges: Driver was drunk, speeding before crash that killed 1-year-old son

A total of five children were in the back seat at the time, according to the charges.

Jeff Gladney

Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 3.28.56 PM

Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

Related

Woman dies in early morning crash as driver flees the scene

Minneapolis Police are looking for a male suspect.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Man dies weeks after November mini bike crash in Lakeville

The crash involved in mini bike and a van in Lakeville on Nov. 9.

Ride your bike all the way to Canada on the new North Star Route

It would take the average cyclist more than 21 hours to bike the entire thing.

Ride your bike all the way to Canada on the new North Star Route

It would take the average cyclist more than 21 hours to bike the entire thing.

The future of bike sharing: Nice Ride is looking into dockless bikes

Bikes could be locked and unlocked anywhere using a smartphone app.

Bicyclist hit in Minneapolis 'lived life to the fullest,' family says

She was an accomplished biochemist and marathon runner.