Man changing tire killed in Newark hit and run

February 28, 2011 3:19:24 AM PST
A motorist apparently changing a tire was struck and killed by a passing car on busy Routes 1 & 9 in Newark.

The driver pulled over on the shoulder of the southbound highway, near Doremus Avenue, just after midnight Monday.

A passing vehicle struck the driver and did not stop.

The victim was apparently trying to change a blown tire at the time of the crash.

Police found the front driver's side tire on the victim's SUV blown out, and a tire next to the victim.

Police do not have a description of the vehicle that struck the driver.

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