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Cyclist killed by pickup truck in NY police chase
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in Albany, N.Y. say a speeding pickup truck being chased by sheriff's deputies struck and killed a bicyclist.
The Times Union reports (http://bit.ly/UCKrKP ) that Albany County deputies began pursuing 39-year-old Pablo Cruz just before 1 a.m. Saturday after they spotted him speeding in Colonie.
The sheriff's office says Cruz traveled into Albany where he hit the unidentified cyclist.
The cyclist flew onto the hood of the truck and was pinned to the ladder rack. Authorities say Cruz continued to elude sheriff's deputies, speeding back into Colonie, then Niskayuna and Schenectady.
Authorities say the chase came to an end in Rotterdam after the truck engine blew. Cruz was arrested on charges including manslaughter and driving while under the influence. Information on an attorney for Cruz was not immediately available.