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Cyclist still unidentified in fatal South Shore bike crash

08/07/2013 10:53 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
A cyclist killed after she was hit by a bus yesterday in Verchères has still not been identified.

Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police said the woman was cycling on Highway 132 yesterday at 12:41 p.m. when she swerved to go around some recycling bins on the side of the road and was struck by the passing bus.

She died in hospital overnight, but was carrying no identification when she was found.

“This is what is very unusual,” said Cpt. Yannick Parent of the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police.

“We thought that after a couple of hours we were going to hear about someone calling about someone missing, but for now we’ve got nothing.”

Police believe the woman wasn’t far from wherever she started her ride because she wasn’t carrying many personal items and wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Officers are setting up a command post in the area to talk to people in the town and see if anyone recognizes the cyclist.

She is described as:

- Caucasian.

- About 35-years-old.

- Five feet tall and about 135 lbs.

- Brown eyes.

- Short, blond hair.

- Wearing a dark grey shirt, multi-coloured “North Face” shorts, a white hat, blue and green sunglasses, and red and gold Adidas shoes.

Her bike is described as:

- Red “Devinci” 24-speed mountain bike.

- Small red bag attached.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police at 450-536-3333.

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