LAKEWOOD — Police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday night.

Police said Michael Wood, 30, of Lakehurst, was driving east on Route 528 when he struck Perets Schinerman, 61, of Lakewood, in the crosswalk at Hillside Boulevard about 7:40 p.m.

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Schinerman was taken to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood and was pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department crime scene investigation unit and Lakewood police investigated.

The Prosecutor’s Office said authorities were taking a statement and blood test from Wood and conducting a forensic cellphone review. A search warrant for Wood’s vehicle is pending. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

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