Abilene police continue investigation in death of bicyclist

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The investigation into a March collision that left one bicyclist dead in South Abilene is still ongoing, according to court documents. 

Abilene police responded to a major motor vehicle collision in the 3200 of South 27th Street on March 31 that left a bicyclist dead after being struck by a vehicle.

The bicyclist was identified as April Ann Gist, according to the documents. The driver of the other vehicle involved was uninjured. 

Eyewitness accounts made to Abilene police state that Gist was stopped in the inside lane of South 27th looking downward at the time of the collision. 

Information gathered by Abilene police through eyewitness accounts support that the collision may have been caused by a right of way violation by Gist as she attempted to cut through a private property to avoid a red light at the intersection of South 27th and South Willis Street, but that is unconfirmed at this time. 

Abilene police issued a warrant on April 11 for the data stored in the airbag control module of the vehicle that struck Gist, a 2010 Chevrolet HHR, but were unable to find any data to download. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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