Driver charged after cyclist hit and killed in Hickory

A Hickory man is behind bars for the death of a cyclist.

21-year-old Steffan Robinson is charged with killing 29-year-old Tyler Finley Sims. Robinson's 2007 Saturn Aura hit Sims after crossing several lanes. The car hit Sims head on.

Robinson continued driving, hitting a power pole and an unoccupied car. Sims was taken to Catawba County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Robinson is charged with felony death by vehicle, driving left of center, and driving while impaired. He has been placed under a $136,700 secured bond.

 

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