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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