LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist in Lake Ronkonkoma last evening.
Laura Heerbrandt, 23, was driving a 2014 Nissan eastbound on Portion Road when her vehicle struck a male bicyclist who had swerved into her lane of traffic as he was traveling westbound on Portion Road.
Suffolk County Police are investigating an accident that left one dead Tuesday night in Lake Ronkonkoma traveling westbound on Portion Road.
Luis Benitez, 51, of Bohemia, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Heerbrandt, of Ronkonkoma, was not injured.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.
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