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Bicyclist struck and killed in Lake Success, Nassau police say

Nassau County police and Lake Success police investigate

Nassau County police and Lake Success police investigate the scene where a bicyclist was struck and killed on the Long Island Expressway South Service Road. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A bicyclist from Great Neck died Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle in Lake Success, Nassau County police said. 

David Schlichting, 66, had been traveling east on the Long Island Expressway service road just after 9 a.m. between Exits 33 and 34 near Great Neck South High School on Sunday, police said. While traveling, Schlichting was struck by an unknown driver operating a minivan. The driver did not stop.

Schlichting, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his bicycle and suffered severe head trauma. 

First responders transported Schlichting to a nearby hospital where medical staff pronounced him dead. 

Police are still investigating the incident and want the public's help. Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.

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