Newington Bicyclist Dies After Fuel Truck Hits Her in NY: Police

A 27-year-old Newington, Connecticut woman who was riding a bicycle in a Brooklyn, New York bike lane was struck and killed by a fuel truck early Tuesday, according to authorities. 

Leah Sylvain was riding in a bike lane on Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick when the 52-year-old truck driver made a left turn and hit her shortly before 7 a.m., police said. 

Police responding to a 911 call found Sylvain on the pavement with head trauma and she was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

The driver, who remained at the scene, was arrested on charges involving failure to yield and failure to exercise due care, among other offenses.

Police continue to investigate.

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