September 1, 2015


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Cyclist killed in collision on Higgins identified

A female cyclist who was killed in a collision on Higgins Avenue late Wednesday morning has been identified as Violet Nelson, chair of the Native Women’s Transition Centre in Winnipeg.

Nelson was 35.

Police investigate after Violet Nelson was struck and killed while cycling on Higgins Avenue just west of Main Street Wednesday morning.

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Police investigate after Violet Nelson was struck and killed while cycling on Higgins Avenue just west of Main Street Wednesday morning. Photo Store

"We’re all in shock over this tragedy," said Lucille Bruce, executive director of the NWTC, in a short interview with the Free Press.

She declined to discuss Nelson’s death further.

Nelson was heading to the grand opening of the Kihiw Iskewock Lodge about 11 a.m. when the bicycle she was riding was in collision with a vehicle and she fell into the path of a semi-trailer.  She died at the scene.

She was also on staff with the Graffiti Gallery on Higgins Avenue.

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