Man was pushing shopping cart on Sardis Road North when hit by motorist Monday

Site of incident where pedestrian was struck.
Site of incident where pedestrian was struck. WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the man who was hit and killed early Monday on Sardis Road North was pushing a shopping car in the road when he was struck.

The man, who was not yet identified Monday morning, was reportedly a homeless person, according to the Observer’s news partner WBTV. Police say he was age 62.

It happened about 6:26 a.m., in the 1500 block of Sardis Road North. Upon arrival the officers found a pedestrian in the roadway and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation suggests the man was trying to cross the road with a shopping cart when he was struck by a Chevrolet Malibu. He was not crossing at a marked crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing, police said.

Speed and alcohol impairment were not contributing factors for the driver. The crash remains under investigation.

The driver of the car was identified as Debra Lynne Williams, age 53, and she was not injured.