UF student killed following crash with garbage truck

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A UF student has died as a result of this morning’s crash, Gainesville police confirm. 

The preliminary investigation reveals that a garbage truck was south on NW 17th Street preparing to turn west (right) onto W University Ave.  

Police say the UF student, 21-year-old Abigail Dougherty, on a bicycle was also southbound on NW 17th crossing W University Avenue.  It is unclear at this point in the investigation which person had the right of way. 

The truck struck and ran over the bicyclist, causing fatal injuries.



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