BOSTON (CBS) – A Needham woman who was leading a cross-country charity bike ride was struck and killed in Alabama Monday.
Christina Genco was traveling from South Carolina to California with a group of riders from Bike & Build when she was hit by an SUV.
Genco was a 22-year-old Boston University graduate who had already completed one cross-country ride for Bike & Build in 2009.
“We are all shaken by this terrible news, and this will be a difficult time for everyone in our community,” the group said on its web site. “We have solace in the strength of the Bike & Build community, which we will count on to support each other as we respond to this tragedy.
Read: Full Statement (.pdf)
The web site cites an Alabama State Police report saying it is currently unclear whether the SUV driver who struck Genco will face any charges.