A pedestrian died early Friday after being struck by a vehicle on Mound Road north of Foxhill Drive in Sterling Heights.

Sterling Heights police say the pedestrian was standing in the road around 3 a.m. when he was hit by a driver in a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. Responding police and medical personnel found the 38-year-old Jenison, Michigan, resident lying in the roadway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office.

"Police initial investigation indicates that the driver of the Toyota was northbound on Mound Road in the right lane and struck a pedestrian in the roadway," police said in a statement. "The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk and the reason why he was in the roadway is unknown at this time."

Officials said alcohol use "may be a factor with the pedestrian." It does not appear that the driver was drinking or speeding.

The driver, a 31-year-old Windsor, Ontario, resident, was uninjured andĀ stopped to try and help the victim after the crash, police said.

Mound Road between Metro Parkway and Fox Hill was closed until around 6:30 a.m. for the on-scene investigation. Potential witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Sterling Heights Traffic Safety Bureau at 586-446-2920.

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