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Teenage Pennsylvania cyclist dies after crash near Lewes outlet stores

A 19-year-old woman from Pennsylvania died after an accident Thursday afternoon with a pickup truck near the Lewes outlet, Delaware state police said.

Police said in a press release Tuesday that the cyclist was Madison Cunningham of Douglasville, Pa., And died of her injuries on Friday, June 18.

Soldiers were called to Plantations Road and Shady Road, near Route 9, just after 5:30 p.m. for reports of the wreckage.

Police found the woman seriously injured. Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 took her to a local hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition, police said.

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During the investigation, soldiers determined that a Georgetown man was driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck, towing a dump trailer, west on Shady Road toward the Plantations Road intersection.

The cyclist, who was also riding west and was on the bike lane, attempted to turn left at the intersection but did not see the pickup truck going straight. The young woman collided with the right side of the trailer and was thrown to the ground, police said.

The driver of the truck stopped nearby. He was not injured.

The soldiers closed the road for about an hour and a half as they investigated. They are still looking for the wreckage, police said.

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