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Pedestrian Killed in Thanksgiving Night Crash ID’d as Brick Man

Pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, police said at the time

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police have identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving night accident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian as Bryan Harnik, 40, of Brick.

The accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Thursday on Brick Boulevard near the intersection of Chambersbridge Road.  The pedestrian was struck by a 1999 Toyota Camry bring driven by Helen Walling, 75, of Toms River.

According to police, Walling had been traveling southbound on Brick Blvd., approaching the intersection of Chambers Bridge Road, while Harnik was crossing the road a few hundred feet north of the intersection. The car struck the pedestrian in the middle lane while traveling southbound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The accident is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.