FREEHOLD – A 53-year-old Freehold man died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle along Route 9 in Howell early Saturday morning, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The pedestrian was crossing the intersection between Route 9 and New Friendship Road, at approximately 12:36 a.m. on Saturday morning when he was struck in the southbound right lane by a 2010 Mini Cooper driven by Juanean Perez, 21, of Jackson. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Howell Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Howell Police Department Officer Matthew Cherney at 732-938-4575.

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