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.
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