The truck that pulled into the path of a motorcyclist in northeast Minneapolis, a move that left the rider dead, belongs to the Minneapolis School District, police said Tuesday.
The delivery truck was heading east on 7th Avenue NE. and trying to cross University Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, when the southbound motorcycle hit the truck, police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Michal said.
The truck had a stop sign. The motorcyclist, a 56-year-old whose identity has yet to be released, had the right of way.
“The truck pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, and she ran into the side of the truck,” a statement from police read.
Officers provided medical attention to the motorcyclist until paramedics arrived. She was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.
The driver of the truck, school district employee Mohamed A. Mumed, 36, of Brooklyn Park, stopped immediately and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Mumed was not injured.
District spokeswoman Gail Plewacki said the driver was delivering food to a school at the time of the crash.
Mumed was properly licensed for the vehicle he was driving, a state Department of Public Safety official said.