A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car Friday evening in Newark's South Ward, police said.
The collision happened just before 8:25 p.m. near 815 South 11th Street at Madison Avenue, where police believe the unidentified victim was attempting to cross the road but was struck by a car.
Police say the vehicle sped away from the scene immediately after the incident.
Emergency responders performed life-saving measures, but the victim was declared dead a short time later, officials said.
Police closed off South 11th Street for the investigation that remains ongoing.