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Cape May County Driver Struck, Killed After Exiting Vehicle

Elk Township New Jersey Cape May County

A 40-year-old man was struck, killed by vehicle after getting out of his car on Route 55 early Thursday morning.

According to authorities, police responded to Route 55 north in Elk Township shortly after 1:30 a.m for a report of a crash.

A preliminary investigation revealed, Edward Phillips, 40, of Middle Township, had pulled over on Route 55 following a crash. Officials say when Phillips got out of his vehicle, he was struck by a passing car.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.