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.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Genco was a 22-year-old Boston University graduate who had already completed one cross-country ride for Bike & Build in 2009.READ MORE: US Job Openings Reached Record Levels To Start April; Northeast Had Nearly 1.5 Million
“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.
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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.