Police say the accident happened around 11:06 p.m. on the Route 9 bypass near
Witnesses say the man, now identified as Peter Mclaughlin, was wearing all black and standing in the middle of the road waving his arms at passing cars.
When officers arrived, Mclaughlin had been been struck and killed by an oncoming car in the eastbound lane of Route 9, just west of Short Road.
Medical units were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead on scene.
The investigation is ongoing.