The following is from the South Orange Police Department:
At approximately 3:15 pm on Thursday June 15, 2017, South Orange Police Officers responded to the South Mountain train station overpass on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle which was traveling on West Montrose Ave.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a vehicle (2012 Nissan) traveling east on West Montrose Ave and being 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 pedestrian, a 65 year old male 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.
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.