An Australian cyclist killed in a cycling accident in New York on the weekend has received a sickening Facebook friend request from a troll pretending to be her dead sister.
According to AUnews reports,Madison Lyden, 23, was cycling with a friend near Central Park in New York City on Friday afternoon (around 4:45pm local time) when she was fatally struck by a garbage truck driver Felipe D Chairez.
According to dailymail reports,Two weeks ago, Ms Lyden's sister Paige received a Facebook friend request from a troll purporting to be her twin.
Ms Lyden's other relatives also received an eerie Facebook friend request from the same account.
'It's so horrible that someone made a fake account in her name. We have no idea who did this,' Paige Lyden told Nine News.
'It honestly made me feel just sick to my stomach to think that someone out there went to the effort to set up an account in her name.
The Facebook friend request sent by the troll to Paige and other relatives of Madison's. (Supplied)