JACKSON — An 81-year-old driver of a scooter that had no lights died after being hit by a pickup truck Monday night.

Jackson police said the scooter was crossing the dimly lit intersection of Jackson Mills Road and Harmony Road just north of Route 195 around 9:25 p.m. when it was hit by a black Ford F-150.

The pickup was driven by a 64-year-old man who stopped at the scene. Police did not say if the driver of the pickup had the green or red light at the intersection.

The driver of the scooter was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The scooter had some reflective stickers on it but its lights were not working, police said. The driver of the scooter was dressed in dark clothing when he was struck. The identities of both drivers were not disclosed.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 732-928-1111.

It is the second fatal crash in Jackson this year.

Sabrina Ben-Porat, 66, was crossing White Road near Whitesville Road on Feb. 27 when she was struck by a Dodge Durango driven by a 22-year-old Toms River man. She was a clinical coordinator and licensed clinical social worker at CHEMED of Lakewood.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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