Truck Driver Charges in Death of Wilmington NC Bicyclist William Batson

A truck driver has now been charged in the Wilmington NC bicycle wreck that resulted in the death of bicyclist William Batson.  The wreck happened on Friday evening near the intersection of Gregory Road and Banbury Lane at around 9:30 pm.

According to new information from the Wilmington police department, the pickup truck driver was traveling on Gregory Road and attempted to make a turn onto Banbury Lane when he hit Mr. Batson.  The driver of the pickup has now been charged with several crimes including driving while impaired.

Police are still working on their investigation of this accident.  Mr. Batson was 34 years old and apparently lived very close to the accident scene.

Read more about this accident.

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