NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A truck driver was arrested after a collision in the Bronx that left a female bicyclist dead, according to police.
Robert Owens, 45, of Manhattan, was driving a 2006 International Harvester box truck on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx when the truck hit a female bicyclist, police said. After knocking the 29-year-old woman to the ground, the truck hit the woman for a second time with the front tire of the vehicle, police said.READ MORE: On Eve Of Early Voting, Top Contenders For NYC Mayor Skirmish Over Crime And If Police Should Carry Guns
The woman, identified as Heather Lough, was found lying in the street, unconscious and unresponsive, at around 8:50 a.m. Monday morning, police said. She was transported to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: MTA Bus Removed From Brooklyn Brownstone 4 Days After Crash; Many Feared Building Would Collapse
Owens has been charged with reckless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian, police said.MORE NEWS: Queens Street Renamed In Honor Of Beloved Community Member, Hospital Worker Who Died From COVID-19