Hit-and-run driver kills cyclist on Williamsburg street, cops say

Deadly intersection: The fatal, Feb. 28 collision occured near this intersection of Broadway and Rodney Street.
Photo by Natallie Rocha

Police are hunting for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a cyclist in Williamsburg on Thursday, without stopping, while behind the wheel of what cops described as a tanker.

Aurilia Lawrence, 25, was pedaling along Broadway near Rodney Street when the motorist inside the gray big rig ran over her on Broadway and continued driving along the road, according to authorities.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and found Lawrence lying unconscious on the street with wounds to her body, pronouncing her dead on the spot, cops said.

Officials have yet to identify the driver and their investigation remains ongoing, according to police.

Following the incident, this newspaper on Friday spotted bouquets of flowers left near the scene of the deadly collision while visiting the site.

The fatal hit-and-run comes amid cyclists demands that the city complete bike lanes in Williamsburg, along Grand Street between Rodney Street and Morgan Avenue, that officials’ promised to install ahead of the now-cancelled full L-train shutdown.

Reach Digital Editor Anna Gottlieb at anna@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Somber site: These fresh flowers were spotted the morning after the fatal crash on a nearby pole.
Photo by Natallie Rocha

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