A 51-year-old man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver Thursday evening in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion Township.

The incident occurred just before 5:50 p.m. on Ardmore Avenue near School Lane. The victim, who was walking across Ardmore Avenue when he was hit by a northbound vehicle, was transported to Lankenau Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:15, said township spokesperson Thomas Walsh.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office identified the victim Friday as neighborhood resident Carter W. Wilson.

Lower Merion police said Friday that the driver, a 32-year-old man from Wynnewood, contacted police late Thursday and was cooperating with the investigation. His vehicle, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, was turned over to investigators.

Police did not release the driver’s name, and said the incident remained under investigation.