19-year-old bicyclist killed in accident


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Submitted: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 3:38am
Updated: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 9:42am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bicyclist has died after running a red light and being struck by a minivan on Sunday evening.

The accident happened around 10 p.m. near Independence Boulevard and Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington. Police say the driver of the minivan, 19-year-old Mahmoud Rommouni, was traveling north on Independence Boulevard and had the right of way when he fatally struck 19-year-old Rudolph Warren, Junior.

Warren sustained a head injury and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died early Monday morning. Police say Warren was not wearing a helmet, and that the bicycle did not have visible lights.

Investigators determined the driver of the van was not at fault and will not face charges.

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