SOMERSET, NJ - An unidentified 63-year old South Brunswick resident was hit by a car while crossing Route 27 in the area of South Middlebush Road, according to the Franklin Township Police department. 

Police received a 9-1-1 call Thursday morning at approximately 6:21 am reporting a pedestrian had been struck.  

"Upon arrival, they found the victim, a 63-year-old South Brunswick resident, unresponsive in the roadway," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a news release. "Officers initiated life-saving measures until EMS personnel from Kendall Park First Aid Squad and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital arrived."

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Police say the victim was hit by a car traveling southbound. The driver of the car remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead due to his injuries, according to police. 

"Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) and the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau responded to the scene to investigate the incident," Rizzo said. "The factors that contributed to the crash are currently under investigation." 

Police say the southbound lanes of Route 27 were shut down for approximately four and a half hours during the investigation and processing of the scene. 

Anyone with information relating to this crash investigation is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team at (908) 231-7100, Officer Jose Jaime of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 873-5533 ext. 3143 or jose.jaime@franklinnj.gov.

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