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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Vehicle in Woodbridge Township

Woodbridge Township

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.