Middlesex County authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle who fatally struck a pedestrian on a highway in Woodbridge late Friday night.
It happened in the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 near Route 35 shortly before 11:40 p.m.
Police say the pedestrian was in the roadway for an unknown reason when a vehicle struck them at a high rate of speed.
The unidentified person was pronounced dead shortly after the crash.
Police believe the suspect fled the scene northbound on Route 1&9 towards Avenel and remain at large.
A part of the highway was temporarily closed and detoured for the active investigation.
No other injuries were reported.