A Rio Grande man has died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car Wednesday evening.

Middle Township Police say the accident happened just before 6:30 pm at the intersection of Routes 9 and 47.

Police say Lee Nelson, 61, was walking eastbound on Route 47 when he was struck by a car at the intersection.  The car was driven by a 68-year-old man from Mays Landing. The driver was not injured.

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Nelson was flown to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center but died from his injuries just before 8 pm Wednesday.

No summons have been issued and the accident remains under investigation.

SOURCE: Middle Township Police Department.

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