Police: Man killed while walking dog Friday morning



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said a driver was impaired when he hit and killed a man walking his dog in north Charlotte.

Prosperity Church Road at Loganville Drive was shut down for hours as police investigated.

The Rooplal family left flowers near the spot where a man was hit and killed early Friday morning while walking his dog.

"You don't expect this stuff to happen, especially when it's maybe 200 feet from your house," said Richard Rooplal.

Police said Michael Case, 43, was crossing Prosperity Church Road at the intersection of Loganville Drive with his dog just before 4 a.m. when he was hit by James Nash, 65.

Officers arrested Nash on the scene and charged him with driving while impaired.

While Case died in the accident, his dog lived and is being treated by animal control for a broken hind leg.

The Rooplal family is still in shock over what happened in their neighborhood. While they didn't know Case personally, they said they had seen him before walking his dog.

"Leaving here this early in the morning, you see people exercising, but you don't think that they're actually going to get hurt," said Richard Rooplal.