Updated at 2:54 p.m.
CLARK, NJ — An 82-year-old township man died at the scene of a hit-and-run Tuesday morning, authorities said.
James B. Leinbach was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when the driver of an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road hit him, according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.
The crash happened at 6:04 a.m., said Union County acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo in a press release, which identified the victim.
People who knew Leinbach said he lived in a nearby apartment complex and crossed the intersection each morning to get a cup of coffee, Bonaccorso said.
Raritan Road was closed between Westfield and Central Avenues for several hours while Clark Police, Union County Police and the Union County Homicide Task Force investigated.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Clark Police Lt. Christian Lott at 732-215-8447; tips can also be submitted anonymously at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org.
This is a developing story. Check TAPinto Clark for updates.