81-year-old on bicycle dies after being hit by car in Camden County

Posted at 12:31 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 07:06:18-04

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – An 81-year-old man was killed Sunday when his bicycle was struck by a car on US-17 in Camden County, North Carolina.

N.C. Highway Patrol say that they received calls around 5 p.m. of an accident near Keeter Barn Rd. in Camden County.

The bicyclist had turned onto US-17 southbound when a car also traveling southbound failed to maintain lane control and struck the 81-year-old man.

Police say the man on the bicycle died on scene.

The driver who hit the man was charged with failure to maintain lane control, and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

More information on this is to come.

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