Public safety officials have released the name of a Whitefield man who was killed crossing Head Tide Road on July 9.

According to WMTW, Christopher Simpson, 64, of Whitefield, was hit while crossing the road while going to get his mail.

The WMTW report said, according to Lincoln County deputies, the driver of the car that stuck Simpson was coming around a bend in the road and was not able to avoid hitting him. The name of the driver has not been released and speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident.