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UPDATE: 67-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Multiple Cars in Elizabeth

By rlsmetro on
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Police are investigating a pedestrian strike that left a senior man dead on Route 1&9 on Monday night. 

According to Elizabeth city Spokeswoman Kelly Martins police units responded to Spring and East Jersey streets for a report of an auto-pedestrian crash at 10:51 p.m. 

Spokeswoman Martins said the 26-year-old East Orange driver of 2015 Infiniti Q50 traveled southbound on Route 1&9 in the left lane when he struck the pedestrian.

According to Martins, the pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal and stopped in the middle of the highway in the left lane.

Spokeswoman Martins said after the 67-year-old man was struck, he landed in the highway's northbound lane and it appears he was struck by multiple vehicles.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

According to Martins, no other vehicles remained at the scene. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone witnessed this crash or has information, please contact Officer Brian McDonough with the Elizabeth Police Traffic Division at 908-558-2066 or bmcdonough@elizabethnj.org