SOUTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian, who apparently was struck and killed while walking along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Amboy Police Chief Darren LaVigne announced today.
The investigation began after a state Department of Transportation maintenance crew that was spraying herbicide along the highway near Raritan Avenue discovered the body and called police at 10:46 a.m. today.
The man’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
The results of an autopsy, which will be conducted by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, were not immediately available.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Matthew Barcheski of the South Amboy Police Department at 1-732-721-0111, or Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-3315.
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