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Woman Run Over, Killed By Dump Truck In Manhattan

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A dump truck ran over and killed a woman Friday in Manhattan.

Police said the 58-year-old was hit by a CityWide dump truck at the corner of East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District.

She was pinned under the truck and died at the scene.

Police said she was walking her bike, but an eyewitness said she was riding it.

"She was riding her bike and she lost control, and she went right under the wheel and got ran over," said a witness at the scene. "She was still breathing, but apparently there was nothing to do. In about a minute, cops arrived and she was dead."

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

The driver of the truck is not being charged.

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