Fifty-one year old Daniel A. Pfuhl was hit by a car just before 10:30 on Empire Boulevard Tuesday Night, just south of the intersection with Bay Street.
Minutes later, Ken Edmonds shut down his store in Baytowne Plaza, headed to his car, and quickly noticed something wasn't right.
He said "I was on my way home and the road was shut down. I heard the commotion and troopers coming from all over the place."
Monroe County Deputies say Pfuhl was hit and killed by a female driver, as he was walking south in the road.
Edmonds snapped a photo of the accident scene.
He says there are very few street lights in that area, the stretch right in front of Charlie's Restaurant.
"It's very hard to see ten or fifteen feet off to the side of you," said Edmonds. "I can imagine how someone could jump into traffic without being seen."
A good samaritan told deputies he saw Pfuhl ten minutes before the deadly accident and stopped to help.
The driver said Pfuhl appeared drunk, and fell down.
After helping Pfuhl to the side of the road, the driver left the scene, feeling confident that he was okay.
Edmonds imagines that good samaritan, and any other drivers that may have been in the area now wish they would've called 911.
"I'm sure that guy will think twice about walking away from that situation again," Edmonds said. "Obviously it could've been avoided of somebody would've held on to him or kept him in the area."
Deputies do not plan to charge the female driver in Pfuhl's death.