Pedestrian struck, killed on Route 9 in Toms River Sunday evening

    A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 9 in Toms River Sunday evening, police said.

    A Jeep traveling south on Route 9 struck a 72-year-old male pedestrian “that was in the roadway” near the Clover Avenue intersection at 9:27 p.m., according to Ralph Stocco, a police spokesman. 

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Stocco added.

    As of late Sunday evening, Route 9 is closed in both directions between Route 70 and North Maple Avenue, according to Stocco.

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    “Information is still developing, and no names will be released until notification of relatives,” Stocco said. 

    Police expect to release additional information Monday.

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