A man was struck and killed while walking alongside Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong Thursday night, Jefferson Police said.
The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was walking on the southbound side of the highway around 6 p.m. by the Getty Gas Station in Lake Hopatcong when a man driving an Optimum cable van struck him on the side of the road, Capt. Eric Wilsusen said.
The accident originally shut down both southbound lanes, Wilsusen said. At 7 p.m., traffic was being diverted to the left lane.
Wilsusen said the driver did not sustain any injuries, but was taken to the hospital because he was shaken up.
The Jefferson Police Department, Jefferson Fire Department, Milton First Aid Squad, Morris County Proseuctor's Office, Morris County Sherrif's Office, and DOT all responded to the scene.