By CBSBoston.com Staff

BARNSTABLE (CBS) — An investigation is underway on Cape Cod Friday after a man found unresponsive on a street later died.

It happened in the Centerville section of town, on Wequaquet Lane. Someone called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report the incident.

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The man who was identified as 42-year-old David J. Silva of Barnstable died from his injuries at the hospital.

The road was closed for several hours Friday morning. His shoes and backpack were still in the road, perhaps an indicator of a forceful impact. Centerville paramedics say they did all they could to save him.

“We did what we could. We did get a call. It was approximately 4:20 in the morning. We got a call for an unconscious person who was not breathing in the roadway on Wequaquet Lane,” said Centerville Fire Department captain Enrique Arrascue.

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Authorities investigate a death in Centerville (Photo credit: David G. Curran/Satellite News Service)

Barnstable and Massachusetts State Police along with the district attorney’s office are investigating.

The McKay family, who lives nearby, didn’t hear any crash or impact, but they acknowledge the road is heavily used and can be dangerous for pedestrians since there’s no sidewalk.

“It’s a crossover street, so people do hum along. And there’s a big bend right here, if you go out into the street, and see it bends around,” said resident Dan McKay.

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Police will not say it was a hit-and-run, only that Silva’s body was found in the street.

CBSBoston.com Staff