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Update: Cyclist, 35, struck and killed on Higgins Ave.

A collision between a cyclist and a vehicle on Higgins Avenue has claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday.

Winnipeg police said the accident happened at about 11 a.m., when a cyclist and a vehicle were travelling westbound on Higgins Avenue. Just west of Main Street they collided, causing the cyclist to fall into the path of a westbound semi-trailer.

Police said the driver of the initial vehicle remained on scene, however the driver of the semi-trailer continued westbound unaware of the incident. Officers have located the semi-trailer and its driver.

The 35-year-old female cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the family has been notified but the name of the deceased will not be released. The investigation is ongoing.

Higgins Avenue west of Main Street was closed from the time of the accident until about 4 p.m.

It is unknown if the cyclist was wearing a helmet but one was not visible.

The provincial government introduced new legislation Wednesday that would make bike helmets mandatory for Manitobans under the age of 18.

Update: 12:23 p.m. - Added details

Update 4:30 p.m. - Adds details from police

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