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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The truck driver sought in connection with a  crash in Boston Sunday that killed a cyclist is talking to detectives and cooperating with the investigation, police said Monday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

MIT identified the victim as 36-year-old Kanako Miura, a visiting scientist from Japan.  

Police say she was riding at Beacon Street and Charlesgate West near Kenmore Square at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when she was struck and killed by a garbage truck. Miura was wearing a helmet, according to investigators.

Kanako Miura (Photo courtesy: Linkedin)

Kanako Miura (Photo courtesy: Linkedin)

The driver, who has not been identified, did not stop, and police think that the driver may not have seen Miura.

There have been no arrests. Sources told WBZ-TV that the truck that hit the cyclist is owned by “Save That Stuff,” a waste and recycling company in Charlestown.

When reached for comment, the company declined, citing the ongoing investigation into the accident.

MIT said in a statement that Miura had been at the university since the fall and worked at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif expressed condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

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