BREAKING NEWARK: Fatal Pedestrian Strike Near Newark Public Library Under Investigation

There is an active investigation underway into a pedestrian strike that has one person fatally injured at this time in Downtown Newark.

According to preliminary reports, police and EMS were called to Washington Street for a pedestrian down at approximately 12:05 p.m.

Emergency responders arrived to find a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive person at that location; just outside of the Newark Public Library according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene according to police.

According to preliminary reports, the driver of the car that struck the victim sped away from the scene.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are now leading the investigation.