By WECT Staff | February 8, 2021 at 8:06 PM EST – Updated February 10 at 5:43 PM
SHALLOTTE, N.C. (WECT) – A driver was arrested after she allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist in Brunswick County Sunday.
Mitchell Wayne Griffith, 67, of Bolivia, was riding his bicycle southbound on U.S. 17 near Shallotte when he attempted to merge across the highway and was struck by a white 2009 BMW, according to Highway Patrol.
The suspect, who was identified as Tabitha Ann Reaves, 21, of Whiteville, left the scene and was later arrested.
Troopers say Griffith was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reaves was charged with felony hit and run resulting in serious injury/death and was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under a $50,000 bond.
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