mcpo shield 120FREEHOLD – A 51-year-old Lakewood Township man died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle along Route 9 in Howell Sunday evening, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The pedestrian, Isidro Martinez-Mendez, was crossing Route 9 northbound, a quarter-mile south of Alexander Avenue, at approximately 7:43 p.m. on Sunday evening when he was struck by a 2016 Honda Accord driven by Christina Martinez, 22, of Jackson. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:56 p.m.

The driver Martinez had one occupant in the car, age 10, both were uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Howell Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Eric Kerecman at 800-533-7443 or Howell Police Department Officer Matthew Cherney at 732-938-4575.