Jersey City man sentenced to 4 years in state prison for drunken, fatal crash last summer


A Jersey City man was sentenced to four years in state prison for a drunken, fatal crash last summer that killed a friend of his.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Thursday, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre sentenced Bahsil Marsh, 26, of Jersey City, to four years in New Jersey State Prison for death by auto – driving while intoxicated.

The charges are related to the death of 24-year-old Charnell Lytch, which occurred on July 26th, 2020 in Jersey City.

The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act which requires Marsh to serve 85 percent of his four year sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.

The sentence also includes a consecutive 10-year driver’s license suspension and the mandatory fines on the motor vehicle summons for driving while intoxicated. Marsh pleaded guilty to the offenses on October 28th, 2021.

On July 26, 2020, Marsh was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in Jersey City while intoxicated when he struck Lytch in the area of Garfield and Chapel avenues in Jersey City.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department, investigated the case.

The state was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Baginski from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

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