NEWARK - According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, a husband and wife were struck by a car early this morning in Newark, killing the man.

The couple was struck near Park Avenue and 7th Street. Authorities say 52-year-old Jose Goncalves, of Union, was standing outside his lunch truck, "Joe's Café,'' with his wife, Vania Goncalves, when they were grazed by a BMW.

He was rushed to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead before 9 a.m. His wife was treated and later released. The driver of the BMW, Sharese Fisher, 31, of East Orange, was being treated for shock.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing.