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Couple struck, killed by SUV trying to cross highway

March 9, 2019

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman were struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle as they were trying to cross a New Jersey highway.

The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office said the two were trying to cross at the intersection of State Highway 36 and Grand Avenue in Atlantic Highlands shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.

Prosecutors said 60-year-old John Grogan and 59-year-old Barbara Grogan of Atlantic Highlands were struck by an eastbound SUV and died. The driver was uninjured and remained at the scene.

The highway, a major artery through northern Monmouth County, was closed in both directions for most of Friday night.

The crash is under investigation by police, prosecutors, and the county serious collision analysis response team. Anyone with information is urged to call investigators.