Driver charged in death of cyclist

June 5, 2008 7:31:25 AM PDT
Orange County authorities charged the driver of a SUV in the death of a cyclist.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Smith told Eyewitness News charges were filed Wednesday.

Ryan Idyle, 26, is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, careless and reckless driving and driving left of center.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Green Road in Orange County.

The bicyclist was 59-year-old Clive Sweeney.

Sweeney was hit head-on by a SUV that lost control and crossed the center line. He died at the scene and Idyler suffered minor injuries.