A 23-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed in an accident with a tractor trailor truck on Commonwealth Avenue on Thursday morning, according to the Boston Police Department.
The accident occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning near St. Paul Street across the street from Boston University's Agganis Arena. Police said an 18-wheeler truck was making a right-hand turn onto St. Paul Street when the cyclist and the truck collided.
Police have not released the name of the man killed in the crash.
Commonwealth Avenue is currently shut down for all vehicle traffic east bound from Pleasant street to Saint Paul Street, according to the BU Police Department.
Police said the homicide unit is investigating the death, as well as Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office.
The fatal bike accident is the second in several weeks to occur in the BU/Allston area of Commonwealth Avenue, and occured just hours before a bicycle safety hearing at city hall.
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