N.C. State student killed in bicycle accident in Canada

From staff reportsJuly 8, 2012 

— A 20-year-old North Carolina State University student who graduated from Chapel Hill High School died July 4 when the bike she was riding was hit by a pickup truck on a road near Okotoks, Alberta, south of Calgary.

Rebecca M. Rosenfeld was with her father on Highway 7 when she lost control of her bike and went into the path of the truck, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told the Calgary Beacon.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon.

Rosenfeld, whose home address is listed as Fairfax, Va., was majoring in mechanical engineering, according to her listing on N.C. State’s website and her Facebook page.

She graduated from Chapel Hill High School in the Class of 2010. She then lived in Carrboro with her mother, Dorothy Mebane, who was executive director of the North Carolina university system’s NC Teach program for people from other occupations who want to transition into education.

Rosenfeld spent time in Canada most summers and was an experienced rider.

RCMP Sgt. I Shardlow told the Beacon that investigators had determined no charges would be filed in the accident.

There was no word Sunday on funeral arrangements.

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