A 30-year-old man was struck and killed Thursday night by a sports utility vehicle as he was crossing Interstate 97 in Glen Burnie, a Maryland State Police spokesman said.
The victim was identified Friday morning as Chester Kirk Drew, who lived on the 7900 block of Nolpark Court in Glen Burnie.
The police spokesman, Cpl. J. Snyder, said an investigation revealed that the car Drew was riding in pulled over onto the left shoulder of the four-lane highway around 10 p.m., after "some sort of discussion" between him and the other occupant.
Drew then got out of the car and was walking across the highway near Route 100 when he was hit by a southbound Toyota Sequoia, Snyder said. No one else was injured and the driver of the Toyota stopped after striking the man.
"It looks as though there was some alcohol involved on the pedestrian's part," Snyder said, noting that a definitive conclusion would await the results of an autopsy.
The call to police had initially referred to a man with serious injuries. Drew was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.