Greenville Man Charged In Fatal Bicycle Accident

The Highway Patrol has released more information about Tuesday's deadly bicycle accident in Bertie County.

Killed was 40-year-old Anthony Lewis of Windsor.

Trooper J.O. Walter says Lewis was riding his bike on Highway 17 around 5:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a vehicle. The impact threw the man into a ravine along the highway and he died at the scene.

Walter says the car's driver, 28-year-old Andrew Owens of Greenville, stopped and called 911, staying with Lewis until first responders arrived.

Owens has been charged with death by vehicle.


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The Highway Patrol says a bicyclist was killed Tuesday night on Highway 17 when he was hit by a vehicle.

Trooper Walter tells WITN the family of the victim has not been notified, so he can not release the name of the person killed in a wreck about 6:00 p.m. on Highway 17 just North of the Bertie-Martin County line.

Trooper Walter says he will release details on the type of vehicle involved and any possible charges Wednesday.


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