Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run off Carolina Beach Road, highway patrol looking for tipsCarolina…

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A bicyclist was killed after a hit-and-run collision while attempting to cross Carolina Beach Road from Silver Lake Road. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Google Maps)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A 67-year-old bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run collision while attempting to cross Carolina Beach Road late Saturday evening. State Highway Patrol is seeking any information about the collision and asks witnesses to contact its office.

A light-colored SUV or pickup truck with damage to the grill and front bumper area is suspected to have struck the victim, Sheila Faircloth. Faircloth was attempting to cross Carolina Beach Road from Silver Lake Road before being struck at approximately 11:25 p.m. Saturday. According to State Highway Patrol, the vehicle that struck Faircloth did not stop and fled the scene of the collision. Faircloth died at the scene.

Contact State Highway Patrol Office during business hours at 910-395-3917 or after hours at 910-862-3133.


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