BRIELLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man was fatally struck by a van while walking his dog on a highway off-ramp in central New Jersey early Wednesday morning.
Brielle police told the Asbury Park Press that Belmar resident Joseph Hillman Jr., 70, was struck on the off-ramp from Route 35 to Route 71. Hillman was pronounced dead at the scene.
It remains unclear why Hillman was walking on the roadway.
The van’s driver, a 38-year-old man from Neptune City, was not injured in the accident.
Hillman’s dog was also unharmed.
Police said they are trying to determine if the wintry weather played a role in the fatal accident.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Cops: NJ Store Clerk Dead In Parking Lot Shooting
- Suspect Arrested After Body Found In Barnegat Light, New Jersey Home
- Ex-Wesleyan University Student Connected To String Of Overdoses Due In Court
- Police Seek Suspect In Series Of ATM Robberies Targeting Women In Manhattan
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)