Police: Man struck, killed on Eastway Drive in east Charlotte

Police have identified a man that was struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning on Eastway Drive in east Charlotte. 

The fatal accident happened at 5:48 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22 on Eastway Drive near Arnold Drive. 

Police said Oscar Martinez Morales Jr., 55, was struck by a 2014 Toyota Camry and was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. 

The preliminary investigation determined Willie Edward Jackson III was traveling south in the left lane of Eastway Drive towards Central Avenue. Morales was walking across Eastway Drive and got struck in the roadway. Morales was crossing mid-block and not in a crosswalk. He was also wearing dark clothing, police said. 

Speed is not a contributing factor in this crash. Alcohol impairment is suspected with the pedestrian. The crash remains under investigation.