Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
Buenaventura Sorto Vasquez was riding his bicycle on the shoulder heading north on Elwood Road when he entered the roadway and was struck by a 1995 Dodge pickup truck, driven by Eric Schmidt, at the intersection with Rocco Drive. The Dodge then struck a pole.
Vasquez, 54, was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Schmidt, 19, of Northport, was not injured in the crash.
East Northport Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.