Man struck, killed while standing on shoulder of Parkway

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — A man standing outside a car stopped on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway was struck and killed by another vehicle, state police said.

John Carroll, 60, of Belmar, was struck shortly before 10 p.m. Friday in the right shoulder of the southbound local lanes near milepost 115.9 in Holmdel Township. Authorities have not said if Carroll had been driving the car or why it was stopped in the shoulder.

While Carroll was standing there, another vehicle entered the shoulder and struck him and the parked car, which was unoccupied. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the second vehicle, identified only as a 41-year-old Woodbridge Township man, was not injured in the crash, state police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed so far.

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