Locust Valley Bicyclist Fatally Hit by SUV

A 55-year-old man was fatally hit by an SUV Friday after he fell off the bicycle he was riding in Locust Valley.

Nassau County police said the bicyclist was heading eastbound on Forest Avenue when he fell and was hit by a Jeep Patriot at 8:02 p.m. Friday evening.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. His identity was not immediately available.

Homicide Squad detectives inspected the Jeep, and are continuing the investigation but the driver, who remained at the scene, was not charged.