For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 21, 2020
 
 
Incident: Bicyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: North Ocean Avenue approximately 500 feet North of Fish Road, Holtsville
Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2020 at approximately 8 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist in Holtsville this evening.

 

Rafael Mendez Torres was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a 2006 Ford E-350 box truck traveling southbound on North Ocean Avenue approximately 500 feet north of Fish Road at approximately 8 p.m.

 

Mendez Torres, 41, of Medford, was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic from Holtsville Fire Rescue.

 

The driver of the Ford, Theodore Murcott, 57, of Mastic Beach, was not injured.

 

The Ford was impounded for a safety check.

 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 

 

 
 
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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 20-167864
Suffolk County Police Department
     
     
     
     
     
     

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