Canadian cyclist dies after being hit by car while training

Updated: December 28, 2016, 3:12 PM ET
By Associated Press

TORONTO -- The family of Canadian professional cyclist Ellen Watters says the 28-year-old has died after being hit by a car while training outside Sussex, New Brunswick.

The Watters family posted a statement on Facebook on Wednesday saying the cyclist did not have any brain function when doctors examined her on Tuesday.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Jim MacPherson says Watters' bike and the car were travelling in the same direction on a rural road when the collision occurred on Friday.

Police say they have spoken to the driver. No charges have yet been filed.

Watters won gold at the Tour of Somerville race in New Jersey earlier this year and bronze at the Canadian Road Championships.

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