CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Detectives in southeast Charlotte are investigating after a homeless man was struck and killed while crossing the street Monday.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a reported accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Sardis Road North and Monroe Road around 6:30 a.m.
CMPD is investigating a traffic fatality at Sardis Road N. at Monroe Road. One pedestrian struck and pronounced deceased.— CMPD News (@CMPD) March 13, 2017
Investigators say that the pedestrian, identified as 62-year-old George Sumter, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. Police say Sumter was trying to cross the street with two shopping carts when he was struck by a driver. Police told NBC Charlotte that the driver stayed on the scene and tried to assist the victim.
CMPD says Sumter was wearing dark clothes and was not crossing inside a marked crosswalk. Alcohol and speed are not contributing factors, according to police.
Police say it is unlikely that the driver will face charges for the incident.