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2 vehicles hit, kill man trying to cross highway

Local News | Aug 04, 2014

2 vehicles hit, kill man trying to cross highway

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian struck by two vehicles on a southern New Jersey highway has died from his injuries.

Toms River police say 30-year-old Jagit Singh-Kandah of Lakewood was walking south across Route 70, near Whitesville Road, when he was struck around 11:20 p.m. Saturday. He was hit in the westbound lane by a car driven by Albert Gesualdo, a 67-year-old Manchester Township resident.

The impact injured Singh-Kandah, who was lying in the roadway when he was struck moments later by a small boxy sport-utility vehicle that also was headed westbound on Route 70. That vehicle initially pulled into a nearby pharmacy, but then soon fled the scene.

Singh-Kandah was taken to a hospital, but died there about an hour after the accident occurred.

No charges have been filed.

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