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Melrose Bicyclist Dies In Vineyard Truck Accident

July 7, 2010

Death of 40-year-old Dina DeCecca still under investigation.

A Melrose woman died Tuesday afternoon on Martha’s Vineyard after she lost control of her bicycle and fell into the path of an 18-wheeler, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Dina DeCecca, 40, was riding a bicycle westbound on the sidewalk along State Road, a two-lane, double yellow line divided street not far from downtown Vineyard Haven, Sgt. Michael Popovics told Melrose Patch. DeCecca was traveling with a group of cyclists when the accident occurred, according to the Vineyard Gazette Online.

Meanwhile, a tractor trailer driven by 46-year-old Bruce O’Donnell of Oak Bluffs was also traveling west on State Road. Popovics said that for a reason still under investigation, at approximately 2 p.m., DeCecca lost control of her bicycle and fell under the trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Popovics said he could not release the name of the company that owns the 18-wheeler, as that information is the purview of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. No charges have been filed in connection with the accident.

Source:  http://melrose.patch.com/articles/melrose-bicyclist-dies-in-vineyard-truck-accident