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Bicyclist fatally hit in Island Park, police say

Emergency personnel at the scene on Emerson Place

Emergency personnel at the scene on Emerson Place near Austin Boulevard in Island Park where, police said, a bicyclist was fatally struck Monday night. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A 65-year-old bicyclist, whose identity has not been released, died after a 2015 Ford Explorer struck him in Island Park on Monday night, police said.

Investigators are probing the crash that occurred on Emerson Place about 9:55 p.m., they said.

The bicyclist was headed west; the motorist was driving south on Austin Boulevard.

The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. The driver, a 59-year-old man, remained at the crash scene and was not injured. The safety of his vehicle is being checked, police said.

CORRECTION: Due to incorrect information given by the police, the location of the crash was wrong in earlier versions of this story. 

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