Man dies after being hit by vehicle

Jun. 09, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

A man known around town by the name “Peanut” died early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle.

David Neal Jr., 51, was walking on South Horner Boulevard when he was hit by a car and died, according to Capt. David Smith of the Sanford Police Department. Smith said Saturday afternoon the investigation is still ongoing, but that no charges had yet been filed against the driver, whom he didn’t name.

Neal was charged for trespassing Friday night at the corner of Lee Avenue and Humber Street, according to a police report. Smith said he was hit and killed at about midnight Friday, just minutes after his arrest, which the department’s incident report said happened at 11:48 p.m. Friday.

Smith said he wouldn’t be able to provide more details until the official report is filed in the next few days.