Woman struck by vehicle on U.S. 12 near Edwardsburg identified

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The bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle and killed on U.S. 12 on Thursday, Aug. 11, has been identified as Mimi Piane, 64.

Piane was a former librarian at Stanley Clark School in South Bend, where she had worked for nearly 25 years, according to The South Bend Tribune.

She was retired but still volunteered at the school, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. on U.S. 12 and Lane Road.

U.S. 12 was closed for hours between Garver Lake Road and Eagle Lake Road for the investigation.

Piane is survived by her husband, Joe, and their son, Nick.

Police are still asking for anyone who has information about the collision to  contact the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department at (269) 663-8444.

Stanley Clark School posted the following message honoring Piane on their Facebook page:

We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of beloved longtime librarian, Mimi Piane. Earlier today, Mimi was riding her bicycle near her home in Edwardsburg, MI, when she was fatally struck by a motorist.
Mimi lovingly served at The Stanley Clark School from 1990 until her retirement in 2014. During her tenure here, Mrs. Piane built a school library of over 20,000 volumes, saw the school to the nation’s most successful book fair, and most importantly, fostered the love of learning and reading in generations of Stanley Clark students.
In addition, Mrs. Piane served as an advisor to countless middle school students. In her retirement, Mrs. Piane continued to volunteer at SCS, most recently working to develop the school’s archives as a reflection of her deep love and respect for the traditions and history at The Stanley Clark School.
Mrs. Mimi Piane is survived by her husband Joe Piane, recently retired Head Cross Country and Track Coach at the University of Notre Dame, and their son Nick Piane, SCS Class of 2010.
Mimi’s loss will be felt acutely throughout the Stanley Clark family as well as the greater community. Mrs. Piane touched many lives through her warmth, kindness, and generous spirit. She will be greatly missed.

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