Atlantic woman on bicycle hit & killed by car in Carteret County

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 was on her bike heading west on U.S. 70 near Houseboat Inn Road when she was sideswiped by a vehicle also driving west on the interstate.

Troopers say the 52-year-old Atlantic woman 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.