Police say they suspect alcohol may have played a part in the death of a man who was lying in the road when he was struck by a car early Monday morning.
Dead is Brandon Page, 36, of Delaware. Police said Tuesday that Page was homeless.
The incident occurred Monday at around 4:30 a.m. when Amorelle Miller, 53, of 173 Niatross Place, Delaware, was driving her 2014 Kia Sorento east on West Central Avenue in the area of Elizabeth Street. Her vehicle struck Page, who was lying in the road, police said.
Police said Page was wearing dark clothing. Miller told police she did not know she had hit a person until she doubled back and discovered what had happened.
Page was pronounced dead when medics and police arrived.
Miller was not injured in the incident, police said.
Police said the man’s cause of death and how he came to be in the road are still under investigation.
The Delaware County Coroner’s Office could not be reached for comment about a cause of death Tuesday.
Police did not release Page’s name Monday afternoon because they had not been able to notify next of kin.
No charges have been filed.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG