Man dies after being struck by vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway

A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle along Mike Padgett Highway on Thursday.

Zachary David Dwyer, 21, was hit by a northbound vehicle in the 3600 block of Mike Padgett as he walked towards his home, a news release from the Richmond County Coroner’s Office states. Dwyer.who lived on the 2000 block of Virginia Avenue, stepped in the path of the vehicle, Coroner Mark Bowen said in an email.

He was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. from blunt force trauma, Bowen said. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor, he said.

Toxicology testing will be performed.