MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist killed in a Minneapolis hit-and-run accident is being remembered for her sense of adventure.

On Sunday, Elyse Stern’s loved ones placed flowers at the scene of the accident. A car hit the 28-year-old early Saturday morning at Lake Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

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She was not wearing a helmet and her bike didn’t have a light.

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Stern’s family said she was very adventurous, loved to travel, was a free spirit and loved to bike. They also said she would always ride her bike on main streets because she felt safer with more street lights.

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Police say the man who hit her, Juan Hernandez-Campoceco may have been drinking. He is behind bars and could face charges as early as tomorrow.