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Australian cyclist killed in road accident

Tasmanian cyclist Kate Tamayo died last Sunday, June 26, while riding her bike on Hobart's Eastern Shore. Tamayo, 42, from Dynnyrne, was struck by a four-wheel-drive car at Old Beach, heading north on the East Derwent Hwy between the two Jetty Rd intersections. She was given medical attention at the scene but died on the way to hospital.

Police said it was not clear how the collision occurred and are looking for witnesses of the crash.

Tamayo was a dedicated cycling amateur, greatly involved in local associations, who also participated in triathlons. The 'Kate Tamayo Tour de Femme Memorial Ride' will be held on Sunday, July 9 at 1pm. For more information, go to www.biketas.org.au/.

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