Marathon winner killed in Maricopa bike accident

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MARICOPA, Ariz. -- A marathon winner and Olympic hopeful was killed while riding her bike in Maricopa Tuesday afternoon.

Sally Meyerhoff was riding her bike southbound into the intersection of White and Parker Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway at approximately 1:20 p.m.

She apparently failed to yield and collided with a pickup truck heading east, according to Maricopa police spokeswoman LaTricia Woods. Meyerhoff was killed instantly.

Woods said there were no indications that the driver of the pickup truck was impaired. The Maricopa Police Department is still investigating.

Meyerhoff, a resident of Maricopa, won the women's division of this year's P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.

She was a 2002 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee. She was a track star at the school and also coached at high schools in the East Valley.

She was well known in the East Valley in the running community.