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Cyclist dies after being struck by propane truck Wednesday morning

WATCH ABOVE: A woman riding her bike was killed this morning when she was hit by a propane delivery truck. Dave Squires reports.

HALIFAX – A 49-year-old woman has died after being struck by a propane truck while riding a bicycle in Halifax on Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the collision shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Bicycle appears mangled after being hit by propane truck.
Bicycle appears mangled after being hit by propane truck. Ray Bradshaw/Global News

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The cyclist was treated by emergency crews but police say she died at the scene.

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“Right now it is a fatal motor vehicle collision, the 49-year-old female cyclist died as a result of her injuries at the scene,” said Cst. Stacey Opalka with the Halifax Regional Police.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

Police check propane truck that struck and killed a cyclist on Purcell’s Cove Road Wednesday.
Police check propane truck that struck and killed a cyclist on Purcell’s Cove Road Wednesday. Ray Bradshaw/Global News

Police are still investigating what caused the collision. They are asking any witnesses to come forward with any information.

With files from Dave Squires.