A 20-year-old man died early Saturday after being hit while walking on the Garden State Parkway in Somers Point.

A spokesperson with the New Jersey State Police told The Patch that Zachary Fulmer of Marmora was walking southbound in the northbound lanes around 2:45 AM.

Authorities say Fulmer was hit at mile marker 28.5 by a Jeep Compass that was headed north. He died from his injuries.

It is not immediately clear if the vehicle stopped and stayed at the scene or who was driving the Jeep.

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Police don't know why Fulmer was walking on the highway.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available.

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