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Bicyclist Killed in Crash in Cambridge, Mass. ID'd

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    Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, say a bicyclist was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Porter Square Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

    A bicyclist was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, police confirm.

    The victim was hit in Porter Square during the morning commute. People who were in the busy intersection at the time say it's a tragic example of an ongoing problem.

    The bike remained under the front wheel of the truck, which was making deliveries at the time.

    The victim was later identified as Bernard Lavins, 60, of Lexington.

    Bicyclist Killed in Crash in Porter Square in Cambridge, Mas

    [NECN] Bicyclist Killed in Crash in Porter Square in Cambridge, Mass.
    Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, say a bicyclist was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Porter Square Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

    Wednesday's crash marks the second time this year a bicyclist was killed in Cambridge. Back in June, 27-year-old Amanda Phillips was fatally struck by a landscaping truck in Inman Square.

    Police had asked people to avoid the area after the crash, but nearby streets have since been reopened.

    The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, state and local police are jointly handling the investigation.

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