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Morning Bikeride Turns Fatal in St. Paul

A woman died seven hours after her bicycle collided with a sport-utility vehicle Saturday on Summit and Snelling Avenues in St. Paul.

Virginia Heuerbowar, 51, was hit three blocks from her home at 8:10 a.m. said St. Paul police spokesman Peter Panos to Pioneer Press and Star Tribune reporters.

Both Heuerbowar and the 39-year-old man driving the SUV were heading eastbound on Summit Avenue. Heuerbowar appeared in front of the SUV just as it began to accelerate from its stop.

The Star Tribune reported there no tickets were issued to the driver, though the accident remains under investigation.

Heuerbowar was taken to Regions Hospital where she died after sustained head injuries though she was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.