EDENTON — An Edenton man died earlier this week after his bicycle was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway, Edenton police Chief Henry King said Thursday.
William H. Wells Jr., 70, of the 900 block of West Queen Street, died from his injuries at Vidant Chowan Hospital on Monday, King said.
According to King, Ernestine Hall, 80, of the 1200 block of Paradise Road, Edenton, was backing out of a driveway in the 400 block of Kimberly Drive about 2:39 p.m. when Wells’ bicycle collided with her vehicle.
When officers arrived, they found Wells critically injured. He was transported to Vidant Chowan in Edenton where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.
According to King, Hall was cited for improper backing in the incident. Police have closed their investigation, he said.
According to his obituary, Wells was a retired civil engineer who owned and operated Sungate Design Group in Raleigh. He was a Chowan County native who had graduated from John A. Holmes High School before earning his degree from N.C. State University.
A service for Wells was scheduled to be held Friday at 9 a.m. at Colonial Waterfront Park in Edenton. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory of Edenton is handling arrangements.