MONTVILLE, NJ - According to New Jersey State Police, a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 287 South in Montville on Tuesday morning, Sept. 16.
State police were called to the scene of the accident, which occurred near mile-marker 49.1 on Route 287 southbound, at 10:32 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams. The accident involved a male who was struck and killed by a truck, Williams said.
Williams stated there were witnesses to the accident, which is currently under investigation.
Montville Township Police Department assisted the State Police with traffic during the accident investigation, which closed all lanes of Route 287 southbound until approximately 2 p.m., with only the shoulder of the highway remaining open during that time.
"I was on 287 right after it happened and no police were there yet," Montville resident Jessica Edelstein said. "There was a civilian who parked his car in the middle lane on a diagonal and was directing traffic around the car and the man. There was a boot in the center aisle and, after I passed the car, I saw the person lying on the ground. I assumed right away it was a pedestrian because there was no broken glass. I can't believe I saw it. I've never seen anything like that before."