State Police have identified a 33-year-old New Brunswick man who was struck and killed while standing outside his vehicle on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County early Saturday.

Francisco J. Cespedes-Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

The crash happened around 4:18 a.m. Saturday on the northbound side of the Turnpike in Edison, near milepost 85.1, police said.

Peele said a Toyota RAV-4 and a Honda Accord were traveling in the right lane, when the Toyota rear-ended the Honda, causing it to strike Cespedes-Garcia, who was standing on the right shoulder.

Both drivers remained at the crash site and are cooperating with the investigation, Peele said.

Police did not say why Cespedes-Garcia was standing outside his vehicle.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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