ROCHESTER (WWJ) – Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Oakland County.
The accident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday on Adams Road near Woodcrest Road in Rochester.READ MORE: Study Suggests Replacing Michigan's Fuel Tax With Mileage-Based User Fees
It was dark outside when the victim — later identified by Oakland County Sheriff’s officials as 35-year-old Nicholas High of Clawson — was walking; and, authorities say, he was wearing dark clothing.
The 22-year old driver of the car involved didn’t see him until it was too late, deputies said.READ MORE: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Seeks Additional Funding To Investigate LGBTQ Hate Crimes
High was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
Investigators are not sure how High got to Adams Rd. because he doesn’t have a car and didn’t seem to know anyone in the area. It’s unclear at this time if alcohol or drugs may have played a role, officials said.MORE NEWS: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
Adams Road was closed in the area for an accident investigation but has since reopened.