A Toms River has died after being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday evening in Howell Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

Investigators say Cormic McCluskey, 48, of Toms River, was crossing from the eastbound side of Route 9 just south of Kent Road in Howell around 11:21 p.m., when he was hit by 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 extension 2629.

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