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Driver with suspended license charged in death of pedestrian

A 57-year-old man was charged Tuesday in the death of a pedestrian who was killed crossing Route 71 North in Brielle.

James S. McCaughn, of Manasquan, was charged with causing a death while operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license along with two motor vehicle violations, Brielle police Lt. Gary Olsen said.

The accident occurred about 12:40 a.m. as the victim was crossing the highway at Bradley Avenue, Olsen said.

A resident nearby heard a crash and called police. McCaughn also called 911, Olsen said.

The name of the victim, described only as an adult male, was not released. He died at the scene, police said.

“We’re still trying to contact next of kin,” Olsen said.

Olsen said blood samples were taken from the driver as part of the investigation.

McCaughn was released on a summons to appear in court, Olsen said.

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Author Since: Sep 20, 2018