Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver at LaGuardia Airport ID’d

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QUEENS — A bicyclist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver at LaGuardia Airport Monday evening, Port Authority Police confirmed.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. in the area of Marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive. Bicyclist Steven Morales, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 8 p.m. at Elmhurst General Hospital.

Police said Morales was an employee of Swissport, an aviation company which provides airport ground and cargo handling services.

Port Authority Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Runway Drive is currently closed in both directions between 94th Street and Marine Terminal Road to allow police to investigate. Only essential vehicles (fuel trucks, catering trucks and personnel) are being given access until further notice.

The For-Hire Vehicle lot is currently closed, and all pick-ups are taking place at the frontage of Terminal B. The airport’s traffic management command center will continue to monitor and manage the roadways during the investigation.

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