A pedestrian walking in the middle of U.S. 321 in Clover while carrying a case of beer died late Friday after he was hit by a car, according to authorities.
Lawrence Douglas Sloan Jr., 43, of 115 Cloverleaf Drive, was walking south in the highway in the northern part of town in the southbound traffic lane of the road around 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve when he was hit by a 2005 Kia heading southbound, said Capt. David Dover of the Clover Police Department. Investigators found Sloan had just been to a nearby convenience store where he bought the case of beer, Dover said.
Sloan, who lived nearby, died at the scene from multiple injuries, said Ev Amick, York County deputy coroner.
Alcohol use by Sloan was a factor in the incident, said Dover and Amick.
"Mr. Sloan was in the road at the time of the incident," Dover said.
The driver of the car was not cited, Dover said, as police investigators found she was not impaired and speed was not a factor. The driver was not injured, Dover said.
The case remains under investigation.