Updated on May 12.

CLARK, NJ — Traffic was tied up around Raritan Road and Central Avenue this morning after a 71-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. Authorities said she later died.

The Metuchen resident was crossing Raritan  Road at ShopRite Way when she was hit by a car turning right while exiting the shopping plaza.   

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Matos said the woman was flown to university Hospital in Newark with serious head injuries. The driver stopped and was being cooperative, according to authorities.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the Clark Police department at 732-388-3434 and ask to speak to Sgt. Lott.