Cyclist killed in Old Irving Park identified
by KEVIN GROSS
A woman was fatally struck by a dump truck while she rode her bicycle at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the 3800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.
The woman was biking south on Milwaukee in the bike lane to the right of a dump truck, and when the traffic light turned green at the intersection the truck turned right and rolled over the woman, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The cyclist was reportedly located in the driver’s blind spot and the driver, a 21-year-old man, was cited in the incident, police said.
The woman was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Carla Aiello, age 37, of the 5200 block of North Nashville Avenue. Her death was caused by multiple injuries from the vehicle striking her and ruled accidental, the examiner said.
"It is with a heavy heart that I inform all of you that a school parent Carla Aiello passed away in an accident yesterday morning," said Saint Monica School Principal Ray Coleman in a statement.
Coleman said that Aiello was the mother of two students at the school.
"Again, I would ask you for your prayers in helping the family navigate this most difficult time," Coleman’s said.