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Sayville man dies after being hit on bike

A 48-year-old bicyclist has died from injuries after being struck by a car on Friday on Veterans Highway in Holbrook.

Kevin Mazanek of Sayville died just before 10 a.m. Saturday at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Suffolk County police said.

He was riding against traffic on the westbound, left-hand shoulder of Veterans Memorial Highway when he veered into the traffic lane near St. James Street about 4:30 p.m., police said, and was struck by a 1997 Ford Explorer.

He was taken by police helicopter to the hospital, police said.

The driver of the Explorer, Cleofes Velasques, 33, of Eastern Avenue, Brentwood, was not injured nor has he been charged in the accident, police said.

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