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Shwuwei Yeh, 56, September 25 2013, Diehl Road and Freedom Drive, Naperville.

A 56-year-old Naperville woman riding a bicycle died after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday morning at the intersection of Diehl Road and Freedom Drive in Naperville, police said.

Shwuwei Yeh was attempting to cross Diehl Road about 7:25 a.m. when she was hit by a gray 2006 Nissan Titan driven by a 35-year-old man, Naperville police said Thursday.

A Naperville Fire Department ambulance transported Yeh in very serious condition to Edward Hospital where she died of her injuries, police said.

The name of driver of the vehicle was not released.

"The investigation still is ongoing and as of now, charges have not been filed," said Sgt. Louis Cammiso of the Naperville Police Department.

According to police, an initial investigation showed the Nissan was traveling east on Diehl Road and the bicyclist was trying to cross Diehl heading north at the east side of the intersection.

"There were possibly several different factors involved, but it's a big, spread out intersection and obviously very busy," said Cammiso. "It's always very unfortunate when there's an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle."

The intersection of Diehl Road and Freedom Drive has two lanes in each direction and a dual turn lane to accommodate high volumes of traffic from Interstate 88 and numerous businesses near the corner.

A traffic accident reconstruction unit is studying the crash and police are asking anyone with additional information to contact Commander Ken Parcel at 630-305-5285 or parcelk@naperville.il.us.

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