By CBS3 Staff

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – A pedestrian was struck and killed in Franklin Township overnight. The accident shut down a portion of Route 55 South, near exit 39, around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Deadly Pedestrian Crash Shuts Down Lanes On Route 55 In Franklin Township

All lanes were closed and detoured while authorities conducted their investigation. They have since reopened.

Officials say the striking vehicle did remain at the scene.