Deadly accident closes northbound express lanes on New Jersey Turnpike in Englewood

April 1, 2014 2:04:51 PM PDT
Northbound express lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike in Englewood were closed Tuesday after a pedestrian was struck and killed.

Police say a tractor trailer struck a man who was on the shoulder with his vehicle at about 1:15 p.m.

Authorities say the victim was standing next to a vehicle that had been pulled over to the shoulder, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

He has been identified as Izhak Shvarz, and had a Florida driver's license.

But it's still not known why the vehicle was there, or how long it had been on the shoulder.

Ramps from I-80 to the express lanes are also closed due to the investigation.