PASSAIC - A New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a pedestrian in Passaic this morning.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the Route 74U bus, with 48 to 50 passengers aboard, was headed south on Main Avenue when the accident happened around 6:40 a.m.

The victim was identified as Joseph Currier. The 48-year-old lived in a nearby neighborhood of Passaic.

The passengers were transferred to another bus and the driver was removed.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is investigating.