Man dies in vehicle vs pedestrian crash in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on a highway on Saturday in Jacksonville.

According to the Jacksonville Police Department, at around 10:24 am 64-year-old Michael Gayheart was hit while walking across the intersection of US 17 and Sherwood Road.

Authorities say Gayheart died at the scene and his next of kin has been notified.

The crash is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Hollis of the Traffic Division at 910-455-1472