Woman Riding Bike Killed by Tractor-Trailer in Queens: Police

A 34-year-old woman on a bicycle was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Queens Wednesday, authorities say. 

The woman was riding west on 56th Road near 48th Street in Maspeth when she was hit around 8:45 a.m. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

The truck driver remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Charges are pending. 

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