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.