Police: Cyclist struck and killed by State Parks vehicle at Heckscher State Park

Investigators say the accident happened where the bike path intersects with the roadway. (7/11/14)

EAST ISLIP - A person riding a bicycle was fatally struck Friday morning by a State Parks vehicle at Heckscher State Park.

Police say the accident happened where the bike path intersects with the roadway near parking field 2 at around 10:40 a.m. The cyclist was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and pronounced dead a short time later.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of the family.

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State police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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