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UPDATE: Rt. 9 Pedestrian Accident Now Fatal

A man and woman were struck on Rt. 9 Thursday night, police have now confirmed the man's death.

Updated as of Friday at 11:24 a.m. 

Two pedestrians were struck on Rt. 9 Thursday night, and police have now confirmed one man is dead.

Police Captain Steve Mennona said a male victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:43 p.m. Thursday night.

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One female pedestrian is in critical condition as of Friday morning. The two were truck by a van on Rt. 9 South near the Marlboro Motor Lodge.

Information about the identity of the victims has not been released.

The van was traveling southbound, the driver did sustain injuries and was transfered by ground to the hospital.

Mennona said witnesses of the accident administered emergency services in the roadway before ambulances arrived. 

Police did temporarily shut down the roadway Wednesday night around 10:45 p.m. Mennona said the identity of the victims has not yet been released.

Police opened  Rt. 9 South around 2 a.m.

The Monmouth County Fire, EMS, Police & NJSP Medevac Ops has videos on its Facebook page of the medevac helicopter landing and taking off from Marlboro Plaza to transport a patient.

JosephGhabourLaw August 24, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Our best wishes go out to those injured, and those who lost their lives in this tragedy. The lack of safe places to walk in NJ has again created a tragic situation. If saving lives isn’t enough for you, bicycle-pedestrian paths can increase property values by up to $8,800. http://128.175.63.72/projects/DOCUMENTS/bikepathfinal.pdf
Marlboro Mann August 24, 2012 at 05:30 PM
You can build as many paths as you want, but Route 9 will always remain a high speed death trap so lets spend more on enforcement instead of making proposals that will put bicycle riders and pedestrians more at risk.
angela lucia August 26, 2012 at 04:01 AM
My heart goes out to the victims and the driver who is also a victim. the public complained of not having a crosswalk at texas rd intersection and that was built BUT pedestrian still cross over the median between moving vehicles. There has to be a way to put an end to all these accidents. A little from the drivers and some from the pedestrians. no one wants to be a victim from the rd or behind the whee!
Teresa Curcio September 08, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I definitely think a walkway over Rt 9 should be built , especially where there are people getting on and off the Buses from Manhattan, I worry every night, more so in the winter, when it is dark at 6. We pay enough taxes, and our safety should come first.

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