SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A 52-year-old woman crossing Grove Street in front of the Hotel Somerset was struck by a van Tuesday morning around 9 a.m.

The pedestrian was transported to Robert Wood Johnson/University Hospital in New Brunswick where she was pronounced dead, according to Somerville Police Lt. Manuel Garcia.

The driver of the van that hit the pedestrian stopped and remained at the scene, where he spoke to police, according to Garcia.

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Police also interviewed several witnesses to the accident, Garcia said.

Police shut down Grove Street in front of the Somerset County Administration Building between East. High  Street and East Main Street.

Garcia noted that several people are crossing the street at that hour, many of them county employees on their way to work. Garcia did say that the woman was not a county employee.

An investigation is ongoing, according to Garcia.

“This doesn’t appear to be a criminal matter, just a very unfortunate accident,” Garcia said.