Newton bicyclist killed in crash with UPS vehicle

A Newton bicyclist is dead after being struck by a UPS vehicle, Newton police announced Monday night.

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m., at the intersection of Watertown and Bridge streets. The bicyclist, a 57-year-old man from Newton, was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to a statement released by the Newton Police Department.

“The preliminary investigation suggests that a UPS truck was traveling eastbound on Watertown Street turning left onto Bridge Street and that the bicyclist was traveling westbound on Watertown Street at the time of the crash,” the statement reads.

The accident is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office.

“This news is deeply upsetting,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said in a statement Tuesday morning. “At this difficult time, I am first am thinking first and foremost of the family and friends of the cyclist. I know people across Newton will hold them in their thoughts.”