UNION, NJ – A woman was struck and killed while trying to cross the Garden State Parkway Sunday night.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, Union firefighters responded to the fatal pedestrian accident at about 10:00 p.m. on the northbound side near the Union rest stop.  Upon arrival firefighters found an unconscious female with no pulse.  Firefighters performed CPR until medics arrived on the scene and pronounced the woman dead.

According to Scanio, witnesses said the unidentified woman tried to walk across all lanes of traffic starting from the south bound side, and was struck in the right-hand lane of the north bound side.  Union firefighters remained on scene to block the area for the State Police investigation.

There is no other information available about the accident at this time.