Police have an active crime scene established as they investigate a pedestrian strike that caused fatal injuries to a person near Newark International Airport this morning.
According to a preliminary investigation, police were called to Route 1&9 near the airport entrance to investigate an injured person's reports around 6:10 a.m.
Upon arrival, units found a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive person lying on the ground after a car struck them, then reportedly fled the scene.
Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A vehicle with heavy front end damage was found on NJ-21 and Walnut Street a short time later, but police have not confirmed if this car is involved in the fatal incident.
Please check on relatives and friends who may have been near the airport this morning.
The investigation is active and ongoing.