Atlantic Beach woman on bicycle hit & killed by car in Carteret Co.

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says charges are possible for a driver following a woman on a bicycle dying after being hit Saturday night.

Highway Patrol says Tamara Willis, 52, was on a bicycle pedaling west on U.S. 70 when she was sideswiped by a vehicle also driving west on the interstate.

Troopers say Willis, of Atlantic Beach, was thrown from her bike after being hit and died at the scene.

Officials say the collision happened Saturday, July 6th, around 8:55 p.m.

The Highway Patrol says charges are possible after speaking with the District Attorney, and that the investigation is ongoing.