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Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in North Patchogue last night.

A man was riding a bicycle on North Ocean Avenue, just north of Vehslage Street, when he was struck by northbound Nissan SUV driven by Ira Dunne at approximately 9 p.m. The man was then struck by a second vehicle that fled the scene.

The victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Dunne, 42, of Selden, was not injured.

The Nissan was impounded for a check.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Major Case Unit 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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