CLARK — An 82-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the victim in the middle of the road on Tuesday morning.

Township police said they were investigating the hit-and-run, which happened about 6 a.m. at the entrance to the Clarkton Shopping Center.

The victim was identified as township resident James B. Leinbach, who Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said was known to cross Raritan Road from his nearby apartment every morning to get a cup of coffee at the shopping center at the corner of Clarkton Drive.

The man's body was found in the middle of the road, according to News 12 New Jersey.

Prosecutors said the car was heading east toward Central Avenue.

Neither police nor Bonaccorso revealed the identity of the man or a description of any vehicles involved.

Raritan Road was closed for an investigation for about four hours on Tuesday morning.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at 732-215-8447.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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