Police have named the American cruise ship tourist killed in a cycling accident last Tuesday.

She was 71-year-old Carol Ann MacMillan from the United States.

The elderly New York woman was on a short cycle excursion with several other passengers when she collided with a truck near the Tauranga Harbour Bridge.

She had been travelling with her husband on the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice, which berthed at the Port of Tauranga at 8am that day.

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She was on a harbourside bike tour when the accident happened at the intersection of Mirrielees Rd and Te Awanui Dr just after midday.

She died at the scene.

An investigation into the crash was ongoing and police are unable to comment further.

Last week her grieving husband publicly thanked the Tauranga community for their condolences and outpouring of support.