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Police: L.I. Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run

Authorities Charged Janice Montalvo, 54, In The Crash
Janice Montalvo mug shot. She's accused of fatally-striking a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident on Long Island. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Janice Montalvo mug shot. She’s accused of fatally-striking a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident on Long Island. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

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TERRYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police on Long Island have arrested an alleged hit-and-run driver who they said struck and killed a man riding his bicycle.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway in Terryville.

Suffolk County police said 51-year-old Bradford Packer was hit by a light-colored Hyundai sedan, which is believed to now have significant front-end damage.

On Friday afternoon, Suffolk police announced the arrest of Janice Montalvo, 54, of Centereach.

She was charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving a fatality and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Investigators said Montalvo took off, heading westbound on Nesconset Highway.

Police say a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway in Terryville, NY on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Police say a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway in Terryville, NY on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Packer was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 631-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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