Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (WUNF) — Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray says that authorities are investigating an incident in which a pedestrian was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle in Newark.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:05 p.m. at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mt. Prospect Avenue.

A 75-year-old male was attempting to cross Bloomfield Avenue when he was struck by a 1997 Toyota that was travelling east on Bloomfield Avenue.

The victim, a Newark resident, was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m., according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit, who added that the identity of the victim is being withheld at this time.

The driver of the Toyota remained on the scene, according to Fennelly.

The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. The investigation is ongoing at this time and no charges have been filed at this point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 877-847-7432 or 973-621-6581.

Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.

PUBLISHED | 01/03/16 | 10:30 PM ET

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