Crash Claims Passenger, Pedestrian, Closes Route 206 in South Jersey

A passenger in a car that struck and killed a pedestrian in South Jersey has also died in a wreck that left the busy road closed for hours.

New Jersey State Police Lt. Brian Polite said authorities investigated the accident that happened around 2 p.m. on southbound U.S. Route 206 at Garden Street. Polite said the car struck the pedestrian and then overturned.

The car's driver was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

State Police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams called the accident "very serious." As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see crews looking at a vehicle that went off the roadway.

Police close both north and southbound lanes of the roadway.

Investigators didn't immediately identify anyone involved nor did they reveal a cause.

The road remained closed for about six hours.

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