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Pedestrian Fatality in South Orange on Thursday


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died after been struck by a vehicle at about 3 p.m. on Thursday while he was walking on the sidewalk of West Montrose Avenue, between Vose Avenue and Meeker Street, according to a statement from the South Orange Police Department.

The pedestrian, a 65 year old man and resident of South Orange, was transported by emergency medical services to Rutgers Hospital in Newark with serious injuries where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to South Orange police.

South Orange police officers responded at about 3:15 p.m. to the South Mountain train station overpass on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle, which was traveling east on West Montrose Avenue.

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According to South Orange police, "upon arrival officers discovered that a vehicle (2012 Nissan) traveling east on West Montrose Avenue and operated by a 55 year old female appeared to have exited the roadway at the crest of the hill and upon doing so struck a pedestrian that was observed to be walking on the sidewalk."

The incident is being investigated by the South Orange Police Department in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutors Office and is ongoing at this time.

Anyone having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Lieutenant Brian McGuire at (973) 763-3000 x 7788.

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