Elk Township, NJ – Motorist Identified After Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Rte 55New Jersey Legal News
Elk Township, NJ (March 21, 2019) – Police confirmed that a man from Middle Township was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian crash on a New Jersey highway after exiting his vehicle.
The man was identified as 40-year-old Edward Phillips, who had been driving northbound on Route 55 at the time when he was suddenly involved in a crash around 1:30 a.m. Phillips immediately pulled his vehicle off to the side of the road and exited the car.
Phillips walked onto the highway’s left lane, which is where he was struck by a car passing through the area. The driver of the vehicle that struck him pulled over and stayed at the scene with him while calling the police.
Police have not filed charges against the driver. At this time, the accident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Edward Phillips at this time, as we understand how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath of an unexpected fatal accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
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