Cyclist, 51, Fatally Struck on Long Island: Police - NBC New York

Cyclist, 51, Fatally Struck on Long Island: Police

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    Cyclist, 51, Fatally Struck on Long Island: Police
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    Police are investigating after a cyclist was killed in a car crash Tuesday on Long Island.

    Laura Heerbrandt, 23, was driving a 2014 Nissan eastbound on Portion Road when her car struck cyclist Luis Benitez, 51, after he swerved into her lane around 8 p.m. in Ronkonkoma, police said. Benitez had been traveling westbound on Portion Road.

    Benitez was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The car was impounded for a safety check and police are investigating.

    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8452.

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