Bicyclist struck, killed on U.S. 31

Published 12:57 pm Friday, December 27, 2013

An Atmore bicyclist was killed Thursday after being hit by a car on U.S. 31 in Nokomis.

Charlie Phillips, 61, was riding near the 35-mile marker five miles south of Atmore when he was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet driven by Rodney Brooks, of Atmore, according to a statement from the Alabama State Troopers.

Phillips was airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, but died a short time later, according to media reports.

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Troopers are investigating the accident and no other details were released.