CAIRO — Investigators with the Cairo Police Department are looking into a Saturday night traffic incident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

Police say Cairo resident Clair Summers McCaskill was headed westbound on the inside lane of the 900 block of Highway 84 East when she struck 67-year-old Roy Myrick. 

Myrick, himself a Cairo resident, later died at Grady General Hospital.

The incident occurred Saturday at about 8:35 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 84 East and 9th Street NE.

Police suspect Myrick, who later failed a blood alcohol test, may have been under the influence at the time of the incident. 

According to a police incident report, McCaskill told authorities Myrick stepped in front of her vehicle as he walked south across Highway 84. The collision did not occur at a crosswalk.

McCaskill told police she attempted to avoid Myrick was unable to. She also told police that Myrick was wearing dark clothing.

A blood alcohol test was administered to McCaskill, the results of which are still pending.

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