Pedestrian struck, killed in southeast Charlotte identified

A homeless man was struck by a car and killed Monday morning in southeast Charlotte, police said.

The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. at Sardis Road N. at Monroe Road, according to CMPD.

When officers arrived they found a pedestrian in the roadway who was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. Investigators say the pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart across the roadway when he was hit. The man was not crossing at a marked crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing, according to police.

Speed and alcohol did not contributed to the accident.

The pedestrian has been identified as 62-year-old George Sumter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 704-432-2169.

A portion of Sardis Road was closed as police worked the scene. It has since been reopened.