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BREAKING: Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle on Route 1&9 in Elizabeth

By rlsmetro on
Elizabeth

The Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force assisted at the scene of a pedestrian strike that left a person dead on a highway in Elizabeth on Wednesday morning. 

According to preliminary reports, at approximately 4:11 a.m., police were notified of a crash in the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 near East Jersey Street. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an unidentified, unconscious, and unresponsive person suffering severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle at that location. 

The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say it appears that the victim was struck by a tractor-trailer that stayed at the scene, but the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Police closed the right lane for the clean-up and investigation into what caused the incident.

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IMAGE CREDIT: NJ DOT