LINDEN — One person was killed when two adults were struck by a car on Route 27 on Friday morning, at least the second crash involving a pedestrian in New Jersey in two days.

Lt. Christopher Guenther said a 44-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man were struck around 6:30 a.m. by a Mercury Milan at DeWitt Street. Guenther did not disclosed their identities but said they recently moved to Linden from Long Island City.

The woman was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway while the man was taken to Univeristy Hospital in Newark with serious injuries, according to Guenther.

“It is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved one, especially so close to the holidays. Our prayers are with the victims and their families," Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham said.

The driver of the Milan was a 35-year-old man from Edison who was not injured in the crash.

Guenther did not disclose the identities of anyone involved in the crash.

Linden Police vehicle
Linden Police vehicle (Linen Police)

Route 27, also known as St. Georges Ave, was closed in both directions between Stiles Street and North Wood Avenue as the crash investigation and clean up continued.

Police told the Courier Post that a man who had just got off an NJ Transit bus on Route 38 in Cherry Hill was struck and killed as he crossed the eastbound lanes at a red light.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was thrown onto the westbound side and struck by two additional vehicles, according to the report.

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