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Police: Cyclist hit, killed after swerving into oncoming traffic in Lake Ronkonkoma

A Bohemia man was killed Tuesday, July 21,

A Bohemia man was killed Tuesday, July 21, 2015, when the bicycle he was riding swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by a car in Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

A Bohemia man was killed Tuesday when the bicycle he was riding swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by a car, Suffolk County police said.

Luis Benitez, 51, of Bohemia, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma at about 8:11 p.m., police said.

Benitez was riding west on the roadway when his bicycle swerved and was hit by a 2014 Nissan, driven by Laura Heerbrandt, 23, of Ronkonkoma, and traveling east, according to a news release.

Heerbrandt was not injured; her vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information to call 631-854-8452. All information will be kept confidential.

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