Janice Montalvo was charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving a bicyclist on Thursday, police said. (SCPD)
Janice Montalvo was charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving a bicyclist on Thursday, police said. (SCPD)

A Centereach woman has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Terryville on Thursday, Suffolk County police said.

Janice Montalvo, 54, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The fatal crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Thursday as 51-year-old Bradford Packer, of Port Jefferson Station, was riding his bike northbound on Route 112, police said. That’s when Montalvo allegedly struck him as she was traveling westbound on Nesconset Highway, police said.

Montalvo allegedly fled the scene in a light-colored Hyundai, which had significant front-end damage, according to police. She was arrested Friday following an investigation by Suffolk police’s Vehicular Crime Unit, police said.

Packer was transported by ambulance to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Montalvo is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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