Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Rahway


A 30-year-old woman was struck by a car while crossing a Rahway road on April 27, 2018, and later died at University Hospital in Newark.

A woman died Friday morning after being hit by a car in Rahway on Thursday night.

Jessica Principe, 30, of Rahway, was struck by a Lexus while attempting to cross Lake Avenue near its intersection with Madison Avenue around 7:11 p.m., according to a release from the Rahway Police.

She suffered major head trauma in the accident and was airlifted to University Hospital in Newark, where she died from her injuries early Friday, Rahway Police Capt. Dawn Rodger said.

The driver of the Lexus is not facing any charges at this time.

Lake Avenue was shut down for nearly three hours while police investigated the accident.

Police are still investigating the accident and are asking anyone with information to contact Rahway Police Officer William Oplinger at 732-827-2073.

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