Elderly man dies after being struck by garbage truck

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Dec. 7 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident.

A 72-year-old male was struck and killed in the vicinity of Lincoln Park and Pennsylvania Avenue by a garbage truck. The truck and the driver have been located and the driver is being questioned.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m. The investigation is active and ongoing.

At this time no charges have been filed.