Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a well-known Charlotte homeless man.

The 58-year-old man, nicknamed “Chilly Willy,” was struck by a 2009 Hyundai Sonata on the 1900 block of East 7th Street at around 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

The man apparently walked out into the roadway from the south side when he was struck by an oncoming car.

The 65-year-old woman driving the car is not currently facing any charges.

Once authorities have filed a report, the Charlotte Department of Transportation will will begin an investigation of the crash.  Moreover, safety engineers are gathering crash data for the 1900 block of 7th Street where the crash occurred.

Studies by the NHTSA in 2010 reveal that 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the U.S.  On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions.  All road users are expected to share the road, pedestrians and drivers alike.  Despite your best efforts, if you or a loved one is still involved in a serious accident, call  the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.