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Australian Cycling Star Killed In Italy

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Carly Hibberd, a 26-year-old rising star of Australian cycling, dies of head injuries after being hit by a car.

An elderly driver is facing manslaughter charges over the death of Australian cycling star Carly Hibberd in an Italian road crash.

Brisbane-based Hibberd, 26, was training with an Italian professional team north of Milan when she was struck by a car on Wednesday.

Italian police yesterday revealed that a 70-year-old woman had turned left in front of the cyclist in the town of Lurate Caccivio.

Policeman Romano Capitanio, who tried to revive her, said Hibberd did not have time to swerve, and hit the car with such force her head shattered the right-hand window before hitting the bumper bar.

He said a Milan magistrate would decide whether to charge the driver with manslaughter. The woman had not been arrested because she did not flee the scene, he said.

Read more: The Australian