A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer on Route 33 in Freehold Township, police said.
Freehold Township Detective Sgt. Jerry Kiwit explained that the accident occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Sunday evening. According to Kiwit, the tractor trailer was traveling westbound on Rt. 33 near Rt. 537 when a pedestrian walked into the road and was clipped by the vehicle.
The pedestrian was a 54-year-old man from Dunellen, NJ. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is currently being investigated by Freehold Township Police, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the NJ State Police. Kiwit explained that the NJ State Police is involved in the investigation because the tractor trailer is a commercial vehicle.