MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Today, September 16, 2014 at approximately 3:20am the Middletown Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Highway 36, westbound, in the area between Guttenplans Bakery and the former Shamrock Stage Coach Bus Company.

The victim has been identified as William Lesser, age 27, from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. The incident is still under investigation and the traffic bureau is seeking anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Corporal Darrin Simon in the Traffic and Safety Bureau at (732) 615-2046.