Wilmington man charged with DWI after fatal bike crash

Brett Matthews (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police charged Brett Matthews, 45, early Wednesday afternoon for the death of a Wilmington man.

Matthews, of Wilmington, was reportedly turning left onto Banbury Lane from Gregory Road when he struck a bicyclist who was traveling in the opposite direction, toward Matthews.

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Police responded to the intersection around 9:25 p.m. Friday where the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It was determined Matthews was impaired, and he was charged with DWI.

In addition to the DWI, he is charged with felony death by vehicle, failure to yield left turn and a window tint violation.

He received a $25,000 secured bond.