A hit-and-run accident in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 10 left one person dead. The accident occurred on Route 73 in Maple Shade in Burlington County. The victim was a pedestrian who was trying to cross the highway near the Laurel Lanes Bowling Alley. The accident resulted in the highway being shut down in both directions for more than five hours.
According to media reports, the accident happened around 12:30 a.m., on Friday morning. A vehicle driving down Route 73 South happened to see a person lying in the road. The driver stopped, called 911 and stayed at the scene until authorities arrived. Police, fire and medical all responded to the scene. The victim was pronounced dead upon the arrival of emergency responders.
Police have not said how the victim was hit and have not released the identity of the victim either. Officers had both directions of Route 73 in Maple Shade closed until 5:30am Friday morning to investigate the fatal accident.
Police did say that one person was arrested in connection with the accident, which they are deeming a hit-and-run. The police did not identify the person who was taken into custody or say if that person was the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim. Police also did not mention if a vehicle was recovered in the investigation.
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Source: WPVI, "1 dead, 1 arrest in Maple Shade, N.J. hit-and-run," Nov. 10, 2017