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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Car in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

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.