Prosecutor: 62-year-old killed in Jersey City Heights hit-and-run near Christ Hospital

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A 62-year-old man was killed in an early morning hit-and-run in the Jersey City Heights near Christ Hospital, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Palisade Avenue and Waverly Street. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

This morning, just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, Suarez said in a statement.

The victim, a 62 year-old man, was pronounced deceased at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital.

Investigators said the vehicle is described at this time only as a dark-colored wagon, similar to a Subaru Outback. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene, authorities said.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this incident.

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: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.