Kentucky State Police said a Floyd County man died March 6 after being hit by a vehicle on U.S. 23.

According to a statement from KSP Post 9 in Pikeville, at 8:10 p.m., the agency was notified by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department of a fatal collision on U.S. 23 at Ivel.

Troopers responded and began an investigation.

The statement said the initial investigation indicated that Nathan Egler, 26, of Evansville, Indiana, was driving a 2014 Toyota RAV4 on U.S. 23 when James Boyd, 65, of Garrett, walked into the path of the vehicle and was struck by the vehicle.

Boyd was transported to a nearby hospital where he died as a result of his injuries, the statement said.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP Accident Reconstructionist Det. Joshua Scott.

Scott was assisted at the scene by Post 9 personnel, the Allen Volunteer Fire Department and LifeGuard Ambulance Service.

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