Bicyclist killed in crash at Dexter-Pinckney and North Territorial roads
A 53-year-old Dexter Township woman died Tuesday evening when the bicycle she was riding collided with a vehicle at Dexter-Pinckney and North Territorial roads, north of Dexter.
The woman had been riding her bike south on Dexter-Pinckney Road when she stopped at the intersection with North Territorial to take a break, said Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson. When she resumed riding, she came up out of a ditch along the roadway and crossed North Territorial Road, riding into the path of the vehicle, which was traveling west on North Territorial, Jackson said.
It was not clear who had the right-of-way, he said. “It looks like it was a very unfortunate accident,” Jackson said. The woman was wearing a helmet and was believed to have been a very experienced bicyclist, he said.
Deputies were still at the scene investigating at 9:30 p.m., he said. The intersection was closed for the investigation after the accident, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m.
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