A fatal car pedestrian accident in the Town of Sangerfield is under investigation.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says an individual struck a person who was lying in the center of Route 20 just south of Waterville at about 6:45 this moning.

That person told deputies he was moving into the passing lane when he realized someone was lying in the road, but he was unable to avoid striking the person in the road.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who was driving on Route 20 in Sangerfield this morning before 6:45 and saw a person walking along the road or a vehicle pulled off to the side of the road is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 765-2226 or 765-2208.