By: Richard L. Smith
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives are investigating a pedestrian strike that killed a man at an East Orange intersection on Monday morning.
According to a preliminary investigation, Mr. Karl Smith was attempting to reach his job in the 50’s block of Clinton Street when a vehicle slammed into him at the interaction of Freeway Drive.
The impact of the collision lifted Smith several feet in the air, causing him to fall and severely injuring his head.
He was pronounced dead a short time later, according to authorities.
According to witness accounts, the female driver reportedly drove around a car that was stopped at the intersection but struck Smith, who was in the crosswalk.
Authorities have not officially announced charges against the driver at this time.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.