Bicyclist struck, killed by two cars on Hwy. 65 in Ham Lake

A bicyclist died after she was struck by two different cars while biking on Highway 65 in Ham Lake, Minnesota Wednesday evening. 

At 11:39 p.m., Anoka County sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of the Highway 65 and 157th Avenue Northeast on a report of a crash. The bicyclist had already died by the time they arrived. 

Witnesses told deputies the bicyclist was riding in the right traffic lane on northbound Highway 65, near the diving line between the left and right lanes of northbound traffic. A driver heading north came upon the bicyclist and tried to swerve to avoid her, but was unable to. 

A second vehicle saw the first vehicle swerve to the right and brake, but the second vehicle continued north and also struck the bicyclist. 

According to both drivers, the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing and had no lights or reflectors on the bicycle. 

Both drivers immediately stopped and called 911. They are cooperating with the investigation. 

The bicyclist has been identified as a 49-year-old woman from Ham Lake. Her identity has not been released.  

The accident remains under investigation.