Hit-&-Run Claims Crash Victim After Route 55 Wreck

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A woman died following a crash along a busy South Jersey roadway Friday morning when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

Crews blocked Route 55 southbound near Route 42 in Deptford Township, N.J. due to the deadly crash around 5:40 a.m., state police said.

A Kia Opirus went off the roadway and slammed into a tree, troopers said.

The driver then got out of her crashed car and was struck and killed by a passing motorist that didn't stop, said police.

Police investigated what led to the deadly incident and cleared the scene around 8:45 a.m.

No word yet on a description of the hit-and-run driver's car.

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