UPDATED: Authorities investigating Jersey City incident where pedestrian killed by car

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a Jersey City incident from this morning where a pedestrian was killed by a car.

Bahsil Marsh. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The HCPO Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating an incident in which a female pedestrian was struck and sustained serious bodily injury just before 9am this morning in the area of Garfield Avenue and Chapel Avenue in Jersey City,” the HCPO tweeted this morning.

At 6:06 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

At approximately 7:15 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the Jersey City Medical Center on a call of an unresponsive female being transported to the Emergency Room via private vehicle, Suarez said in a statement.

Responding officers determined that the 24-year-old female victim was a pedestrian when she was struck around 7 a.m. in the area of Garfield and Chapel Avenues in Jersey City.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department determined that the victim, later identified as Charnell Lytch, had been transported to the hospital in the vehicle that struck her – a 2013 Red, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The driver who struck Lytch, Bahsil Marsh, 25, of Jersey City, remained at the hospital and
officers determined he was under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Lytch later succumbed from her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:48 p.m.

Marsh has been arrested and charged with causing a death while driving with a suspended
license, as well as driving while intoxicated, a motor vehicle violation. Additional charges and summonses may be pending.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department with the investigation and the arrest.

The events surrounding the collision remain under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915- 1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on their official website at
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

 

Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information. 

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