Jersey City man killed in hit-and-run, authorities still seeking driver who fled scene


A Jersey City man was killed in a hit-and-run on Saturday and authorities are still seeking the driver who fled the scene, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Saturday at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man lying in the roadway on Monmouth Street in the area between 10th and 12th streets, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers observed an unresponsive male with apparent injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. There were also vehicle parts found at the scene, authorities said.

The man, who was later identified as Cory Nettles, 44, of Jersey City, was transported by
Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead
shortly after 6:30 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the cause of death is blunt force trauma consistent with a vehicle strike. The manner of death is pending further investigation.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Jersey City Police Department determined that Nettles was a pedestrian in the roadway on
Monmouth Street when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle that left the scene.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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