Dump Truck Kills Berkeley Cyclist

By Bay City News
Friday August 10, 2007

A 55-year-old Berkeley woman was struck and killed by a dump truck this morning [Thurs.] as she was attempting to ride her bicycle through an Oakland crosswalk, the Alameda County coroner's bureau reported. 

Elena Castaneda was struck at around 8:30 a.m. while crossing West Street at Isabella Avenue, according to Deputy Mike Bidle of the coroner’s bureau. 

Police continue to investigate the incident and it remains unclear whether charges will be filed against the driver of the truck.