An Eastover man is dead after being struck by a car as he attempted to walk across Garners Ferry Road, according to Richland County coroner Gary Watts.

Al Rogers Higgins, 51, of Eastover died Saturday morning as a result of blunt trauma of the torso and head, according to Watts.

Officials say Higgins was attempting to cross the road in the 7000 block of Garners Ferry at around 8 p.m. on Friday when a vehicle struck him. Higgins was transported by EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, where he later died, says Watts.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating the incident.