NJ State Police are looking into the cause of a pedestrian strike that killed a person on a highway in Essex County on Tuesday night.
A preliminary investigation revealed the following, at approximately 11;35 p.m., police responded to reports of a crash in the NJ Turnpike car lanes near mile marker 104.9 (interchange 14) Newark.
Police say Troopers arrived and found an unidentified person lying on the ground severely injured at that location.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
Police closed lanes on the highway for the investigation while Troopers conducted the active and ongoing accident investigation.