By: Richard L. Smith
The family of a senior man and lifelong resident of East Orange is mourning his death after he was struck by a car late Friday night.
It happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Central and Munn avenues.
Police and EMS rushed to the scene and found a severely injured Mr. Van Alan Harris, 67, lying on the ground after a vehicle struck him.
Harris was attempting to cross the busy intersection to get to his nearby apartment on the Munn Avenue side of the street.
He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he died just after 2:50 a.m.
The driver of the car that struck Harris stayed at the scene and waited for police.
Officials said the investigation into what caused the deadly pedestrian strike is under investigation.
No other injuries were reported.