Linden Police officials have released the identity of the man killed in Saturday's fatal auto-pedestrian crash. The victims ha been identified as 86-year-old Linden resident Robert Kern.
According to police, officers responded to West Baltimore Avenue near the intersection of Hussa Street just before 8:00 p.m. on reports of a crash that involved a pedestrian.
During the preliminary investigation, officers determined that a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe struck Mr. Kern.
According to police, he was treated on scene and transported to Newark University Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Police also said that the driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old man also from Linden, was not injured in the crash.
This crash remains under investigation, and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Investigator Mieszko Niedziolka at (908) 474-8505.