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Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor. PHOTO COURTESY HACKENSACKUMC MOUNTAINSIDE

by ERIN ROLL
roll@montclairlocal.news

Authorities are investigating after a Montclair-based doctor was killed in a pedestrian accident this week.

Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, is believed to have been struck by a motor vehicle near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, according to Katherine Carter, spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The incident happened about 9:25 a.m. in the 200 block of Devon Road.

“The driver, who is not being identified at this time, remained at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time,” Carter said in an announcement to the media on Tuesday.

Huston-Pryor was taken to HackensackUMC Mountainside, where she was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m.

Huston-Pryor was the medical director of Mountainside’s Breast Health Program and a doctor with Mountainside Medical Group, according to a statement from John Fromhold, the hospital’s CEO.

“Dr. Huston was a beloved colleague and a strong advocate for women’s health throughout the community. Among her many attributes, Jan was kind-hearted and enthusiastic, always bringing laughter and a smile to those around her,” Fromhold stated.

“Jan’s immeasurable commitment to her family, to her patients and to the community at large ensures that while she will be greatly missed, she will never be forgotten.”

The investigation is ongoing.