Updated 10:10 a.m. Wednesday: A 22-year-old man from Bethesda died Friday after he was struck by a car on a highway in Delaware, according to Delaware state police.

Peter M. Rudnicki, of Hampden Lane, was struck by a car at about 12:30 a.m. Friday on Coastal Highway south of Dewey Beach. State police wrote in a press release that Rudnicki was walking on the northbound shoulder of the highway when, “for unknown reasons,” he entered the road directly in the path of a Hyundai Accent driving north. The driver was not able to avoid him and struck him.

Medics pronounced Rudnicki dead on the scene. State police said the car hit him near the intersection of Keybox Road, but Rudnicki was not in a marked crosswalk. Police specified he was not carrying a light.

“Alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor on behalf of the pedestrian,” police wrote.

Alcohol and speeding were not considered factors for the 55-year-old driver, a man from Lewes, Delaware, whom police did not name. The driver was not injured.

Rudnicki was a senior at Virginia Tech, where he was planning to graduate in December with a marketing degree, according to a Washington Post obituary. He attended the Woods Academy, a Catholic school in Bethesda, through eighth grade and graduated from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.

A spokesman for Delaware state police could not immediately be reached for further information.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. to correct the spelling of Peter Rudnicki’s name.