FREEHOLDA male pedestrian has died as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle Tuesday evening in Howell Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Cormic A. McCluskey, 48, of Toms River, was crossing from the eastbound side of Route 9 just south of Kent Road in Howell at approximately 11:21 p.m., when a collision occurred with a 2009 Subaru Legacy, driven by Robert Velazquez, 43, of Toms River.  The vehicle was heading southbound in the left lane of Route 9 at the time of the collision.

McCluskey was pronounced deceased at the scene at 11:45 p.m.

Velazquez was uninjured in the crash.

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

Anyone who witnessed the crash 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 of the Traffic Safety Division at 732-938-4575 ext 2629.

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