Muhlenberg woman riding bicycle dies after being hit by car

2 people in car also injured upon hitting tree

ROBESON TWP., Pa. - Authorities have identified the bicyclist who was killed in a crash on Route 724 in Berks County on Tuesday.

Sandra Kelly was hit by an eastbound car as she attempted to cross Route 724 from Old River Road to Schuylkill Road in Robeson Township, police said.

Kelly, 55, of Muhlenberg Township, was rushed to the trauma center at Reading Hospital, where she died a short time later, according to the coroner.

The impact of the crash caused the car to go off the road and hit a tree head on, police said. Both people inside the car were also taken to the hospital, but police could provide no information about the extent of their injuries.

Route 724 was closed between Gibraltar Road and Cedar Hill Road for several hours, while authorities investigated the accident.

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