New Jersey Man Walking to Bus Stop for Christmas Day Visit With Family Killed in Hit-and-Run: Police

Police are searching for the motorist who fatally struck a 45-year-old man in Toms River on Christmas morning and then fled the scene.

Chief Mitch Little says officers found Keith Elliott lying at the corner of Highland Parkway and Herflicker Boulevard on Sunday morning suffering from injuries "consistent'' with a hit-and-run incident.

Police said it appears the at Elliott walking from his Messenger Street home to the bus terminal on Highland Parkway to take the bus to Lacey Township, where he was planning to spend Christmas with his family. 

Details on Elliott's injuries haven't been released. Police have not disclosed whether they have any suspects in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run is urged to contact Officer Adam Koeppen of the Toms River Police Department.

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