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'A Message to the City:' Calls for Action After NYC Bicyclist Killed in Hit-Run

Aurilla Lawrence was riding her bicycle in Williamsburg on Thursday when she was killed

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    What to Know

    • A 25-year-old woman riding a bike in Brooklyn was hit and killed late Thursday by a gas tank truck, police say

    • The truck hit Aurilla Lawrence near Broadway and Rodney Street in Williamsburg; she was pronounced dead at the scene

    • At her vigil Monday, community members called for action to get the city to do more to stop bicyclists from getting hit and killed

    Community members in one Brooklyn neighborhood came together Monday to mourn a 25-year-old bike messenger who was hit and killed by a large truck last week. 

    Aurilla Lawrence was riding her bicycle late Thursday when she hit and killed by a tanker truck on Broadway near Rodney Street in Williamsburg, the NYPD said. The driver of the truck never stopped.

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    Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene. She had injuries all over her body, police said. 

    Amid the grieving Monday was a call for the community to do more after five cyclists have already been killed citywide. Last year the number was 10.

    "We’re sending a message to the city and to the mayor," one man said at the vigil. "We need to start taking action proactively before people are killed."

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    A person of interest and a vehicle have been located.

    "We’re going to throw everything we got to find the perpetrators of these crimes," Mayor de Blasio said.

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