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.