Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Truck on NJ Turnpike

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State police say a tractor-trailer struck and killed a pedestrian who was standing on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike.

The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound express lanes in Englewood.

Authorities say the victim was standing next to a vehicle that had been pulled over to the shoulder, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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But it's still not known why the vehicle was there, or how long it had been on the shoulder.

The names of the victim and the person driving the tractor-trailer have not been released.

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