Charges upgraded for Jersey City man who fatally struck woman with his car


The charges have been upgraded for a Jersey City man who was allegedly driving drunk when he struck a 24-year-old woman, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Charges against the driver who killed a 24-year-old Jersey City woman Sunday on Garfield
Avenue in Jersey City have been upgraded to include second-degree death by auto, Suarez said in a statement.

Bahsil Marsh, 25, of Jersey City, who is currently in custody at the Hudson County Correctional Facility, was charged Wednesday morning at approximately 8 a.m.

Marsh was previously charged Sunday with causing a death while driving with a suspended
license, a crime of the third degree and driving while intoxicated – a motor vehicle violation.

On Sunday, 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.

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.

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.

Marsh 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 dead at 1:48 p.m.

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