UPDATE: Name released of pedestrian hit and killed on Mike Padgett Hwy

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Richmond County coroner identified the pedestrian that was hit and killed on Mike Padgett Highway and Payton Drive around 8:36 p.m.

Coroner Mark Bowen says 61-year-old Mark McPherson of Augusta was pronounced dead at the scene.

McPherson was pushing a lawnmower, and attempting to cross the road when a van traveling northbound hit and killed him, the coroner said.

McPherson was crossing not at a crosswalk, wearing dark clothes and was under the influence of alcohol, the coroner said.

Toxicology testing is being done on McPherson.

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