Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist in Copiague last night.
A 67 year old East Meadow man was driving a 1998 Chevrolet box truck southbound on Great Neck Road when the vehicle struck a bicyclist who was crossing Great Neck Road at the intersection of Railroad Avenue at approximately 11:45 p.m.
The bicyclist, was pinned under the carriage of the box truck and was extricated by members of the Copiague Fire Department. The victim, 43, of Copiague, was pronounced dead at the scene by physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.