CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police believe a pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol when he was hit and killed by a car on Providence Road Saturday night.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the man, later identified as 41-year-old David Eugene Flowers, was trying to cross Providence Road near Queens University at 11:40 p.m.
Officers said Flowers stepped off the curb, directly into the path of a Volvo. He was pronounced dead on scene. We're told Flowers was not in a crosswalk.
Police said the 21-year-old driver tried to brake, but not in enough time to avoid the collision.
This is an ongoing investigation. If you saw anything, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or CMPD's Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169.