Massachusetts State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 70-year-old Dorchester bicyclist at the intersection of Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street at about 3 p.m. on Nov.17.

Preliminary investigation by State Police at the Milton Barracks indicates that a large Eversource utility truck was traveling northbound on Blue Hills Parkway taking a right onto Eliot Street when it made contact with the bicyclist, according to police.

State Rep. Bill Driscoll responds

Statement from state Rep. Bill Driscoll

Th 62-year-old male operator of the truck was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess - Milton hospital. The bicyclist was determined to be deceased on scene. She has been identified as Virginia Chalmers, 70, of Dorchester. She was a retired principal who had worked in the Boston school system.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to the Milton Barracks with assistance from the Troop H Detectives, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

The crash resulted in lane closures for several hours to accommodate a thorough investigation. Troopers were assisted by Milton Police, Milton Fire, and Fallon Emergency Medical Services. The scene was cleared at 7:20 p.m.

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