Pedestrian killed crossing Route 70 in Lakewood Township
A tragic trend of fatal pedestrian crashes in Lakewood continues after a township man was killed crossing Route 70 near Vermont Avenue Sunday night around 8:40 pm.
Police say William Fernando Campo Verde, 29, sustained a traumatic head injury after being hit by a 56-year old Whiting woman who was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima.
Verde was trying to cross the highway outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by the car, according to Lakewood Police spokesman Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith.
He was transported to Monmouth Medical Southern Campus Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police say no summons have been issued as the investigation continues.
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