The victim of Wednesday afternoon's pedestrian accident in front of Christian Brothers Academy is an elderly friar who recently retired from ministry.

The front entrance to Christian Brothers Academy in Middletown (Google Street View)

Brother James Leahy, 88, was struck on Newman Springs Road, by a car driven by Nicole Bruno, 25, of Manalapan, according to Middletown PD Detective Lieutenant Paul Bailey.

Leahy lived on the CBA campus, in the township's Lincroft section.

Police said that Bruno is cooperating as their investigation continues. They're urging anyone with information related to the incident to reach Patrolman Michael Reuter, 732-615-2100.