Monmouth County authorities are investigating a pedestrian strike that left a person dead on a highway overnight.
According to preliminary reports, the incident happened on Route 9 in close proximity of The Covered Bridge just before 9:30 p.m. where 911 calls reported an injured person at that location.
Emergency responders and rescue crews arrived at the scene and found the unconscious person suffering severe injuries after a vehicle stuck them according to reports.
Mecial personnel provided unsuccessful life-saving techniques on the victim, but medicals crews pronounced the victim dead at the scene reports said.
Police temporarily closed a portion of Route 9 to traffic to conduct the accident investigation.
There were no other injuries reported.