SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investigating a fatal Tuesday evening crash on Amwell Avenue, according to a news release. 

The Franklin Township Police department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a hit pedestrian on Amwell Road near Doria Road at around 9:53 pm. 

Responding officers discovered an unconscious man and rendered first aid until emergency personnel arrived according to authorities.   

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The man was transported to a local area trauma center where he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries, according to authorities. 

Police will withhold his identity until his next of kin is notified. 

The roadway was closed while a joint investigation was initiated by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team and FTPD's Traffic Safety Bureau, according to authorities. 

"The initial investigation revealed that Kia Sorento, operated by a Somerset resident, was traveling eastbound when it struck the adult male who was attempting to cross the roadway," police said in a statement. "The factors that contributed to the crash are currently under investigation." 

Anyone with information should contact the county at (908) 231-7100, or FTPD Officer, Jose Jaime at (732) 873-5533 ext. 3143 or jose.jaime@franklinnj.gov., or via the STOPit app.

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.

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