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Outrage after cyclist killed in collision with dump truck

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A woman is dead and the community outraged after a crash in downtown Ottawa Thursday.

It happened just before 8:00 a.m. at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Lyon Street, when the cyclist became pinned under the truck. She died shortly after. CBC News has identified the woman as Nusrat Jahan, 23, the daughter of a Bangladesh diplomat.

https://twitter.com/OttawaPolice/status/771325778449444864

It was the fifth time in our city a cyclist has been involved a crash over the past few days.

The outrage was swift, with councillors Jeff Leiper and Catherine McKenney leading.

https://twitter.com/JLeiper/status/771326520140898304

https://twitter.com/cmckenney/status/771325478208765952

The incident was #2 trending in Ottawa by 11AM

https://twitter.com/TrendsOttawa/status/771360212771012609

https://twitter.com/RobAttrell/status/771325931906535424

https://twitter.com/DrJonathanHuber/status/771371913339731968

https://twitter.com/johnefrancis/status/771370470805471233

https://twitter.com/Max2166/status/771368595804872704

https://twitter.com/jenergize/status/771368092022693888

https://twitter.com/Aaron_Dolan/status/771363259064651776

Mayor Jim Watson’s reaction…

https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/status/771369006972502017

https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/status/771369316369530881

https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/status/771369815458078720

_ (press release from Ottawa Police) _

(Ottawa) -The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning at approximately 7:50am at the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Lyon Street.

The collision involved a large truck and a cyclist. The cyclist, a 23 year old female, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Ottawa Police Collision Investigators are looking to speak to witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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Devyn Barrie

Devyn Barrie is the executive editor and owner of OttawaStart.com. He has a journalism diploma from Algonquin College and has lived in Ottawa most of his life.