A bicyclist was struck by a minivan and killed while trying to cross the U.S. 158 bypass in the Avalon area of Kill Devil Hills last night, according to a report posted online this morning by WITN-TV of Greenville-New Bern-Washington.
Adam Alexander Simon, 27, of Kill Devil Hills, was trying to cross the five-lane highway from Avalon Drive about 10:10 p.m. when he was hit by a 2005 Dodge Caravan that was traveling north on U.S. 158, according to WITN-TV, which based its article on Kill Devil Hills police reports.
In another online news article, WAVY-TV reported that Mr. Simon was traveling east, trying to cross from West Avalon Drive to East Avalon Drive. The minivan was in the inside lane of the northbound lanes; its left front end reportedly struck Mr. Simon, who died at the scene, police said.
The Virginian-Pilot identified the driver of the minivan as 59-year-old William Lee Miller of Southern Shores. Mr. Miller stopped and called 911 for help, according to police. There are no charges pending against him, police said.
See The Pilot’s report at https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/27-year-old-bicyclist-struck-and-killed-on-outer-banks/ar-AA13CaI8.
Kill Devil Hills police ask any witnesses to the collision who have not yet been interviewed to contact them at (252) 449-5337.
The Beacon is reporting news of this tragedy as a public service. When we first posted this report, we were not aware of the minivan driver’s identity. We just care about the safety of all bicyclists and pedestrians on our roads. The 158 bypass, whose speed limit is 50 mph through Avalon, is especially perilous.
(Since we reported on Mr. Simon’s fatal accident, The Outer Banks Voice has published a statement about it from the Kill Devil Hills Police Dept. It does not substantially add to our account.)
THE BEACON, 11/1/22