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Memorial created for bicyclist killed in accident on 17th St.

A woman on a bicycle was killed in a vehicle accident on South 17th Street Monday evening. (Source: WECT) A woman on a bicycle was killed in a vehicle accident on South 17th Street Monday evening. (Source: WECT)
McClellan died at the scene near the Fulton Station shopping center. Flowers have been placed in the area as a memorial. (Source: WECT) McClellan died at the scene near the Fulton Station shopping center. Flowers have been placed in the area as a memorial. (Source: WECT)
A woman on a bicycle was killed in a vehicle accident on South 17th Street Monday evening. (Source: WECT) A woman on a bicycle was killed in a vehicle accident on South 17th Street Monday evening. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Megan McClellan, 20, of Wilmington, was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler Monday evening while riding her bicycle.

Emergency crews responded to numerous 911 calls at around 5:50 p.m. of a vehicle hitting a bicyclist on South 17th Street near where Peel Street and Patriot Way connect to South 17th. 

One call received by the 911 center came from the audibly distraught driver of the 18-wheeler, who repeatedly said he didn't see McClellan.

McClellan's boss at Zaxby's said she was on her way to work when she was hit.

McClellan, who recently married on April 7 according to New Hanover County records, died at the scene near the Fulton Station shopping center. Flowers have been placed in the area as a memorial.

McClellan's boss at Zaxby's said her co-workers are heartbroken, adding a minister and counselor will be on hand while Zaxby's employees cope with the loss of a co-worker and friend. 

Wilmington Police are asking anyone with information on the accident to call 910-343-3600 or use Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip708" and information to 274637 (CRIMES).

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