The American conservative commentator whose death last month was captured on video after an accident in which he was thrown from his vehicle has been identified by local media as Bill McKibben, a former political activist and writer for the conservative news website The American Prospect.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that McKibbe was killed by a car in July, while he was traveling to a charity event in North Carolina.
The post said McKibbens death was caused by an accident after he fell off his bicycle.
He was wearing his seat belt and had his cellphone out at the time of the crash, the Post said.
The Post said McKibrans wife, Joanne McKibbes, said she was saddened by the news.
“It was a horrible accident.
It’s just tragic,” McKibbs wife said.
“I’m not going to get into the details, but we were just hoping that we could make some progress in the world, but unfortunately we got in the car with somebody else and unfortunately they got away with it.”
The car McKibbie was traveling in was involved in an accident.
He suffered injuries to his head, torso, and legs, according to the Post.
The car’s driver, William James Hickey, 59, has been charged with second-degree murder.
McKibbecers wife was not injured.
Hickey was released on bond on Friday, according the Post, and his bond has been set at $2 million.