Bond increased to $250k for man charged in fatal bike crash


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The man charged in a fatal bicycle crash that killed a teenager is back in jail.

This morning, a bond hearing was held for Ricky Pruett. He’s charged with DWI and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle in the death of Daniel Fetner, 17.

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The crash happened Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say Pruett was driving 45 miles per hour when he rear-ended the bicyclist on Civietown Road in Supply.

Fetner died at the scene.

Pruett was originally released on a $50,000 bond. This morning, a judge granted the district attorney’s request to increase the bond. Pruett is now being held on a $250,000 bond. There’s a condition that if he makes bond, he will be put on electronic house arrest.

Pruett has a prior DWI conviction.