Prosecutor: Man arrested for Jersey City hit-and-run that killed Philip Delancy, 36, last year


A man has been arrested for a Jersey City hit-and-run that killed a Philip Delancy, 36, on November 3rd, 2021, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Background photo via Twitter, inset photo of Philip Delancy via Greenville Memorial Home.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the November 3, 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed Delancy, Suarez said in a statement.

Kristopher Khusial, of Jersey City, is charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death and endangering an injured person.

Khusial was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Monday, June 20th.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2021, shortly after 9:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of 740 Route 440 in Jersey City on reports of a pedestrian stuck.

Responding officers found the victim – later identified as Delancy, 36, of Jersey City – with life threatening injuries in the northbound lane of the roadway.

Delancy was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:25 p.m. and the vehicle involved in the collision had left the scene.

At a community meeting in Jersey City to discuss utilizing speed cameras help reduce traffic violence last month, Ralph Delancy, Philip’s father, spoke in favor of their implementation.

“He got clipped by a speeding vehicle, severed his leg, put two ribs through his lungs. These people left him in concrete and dirt to die. Pass whatever it is you have to do to pass a bill or make these cameras visible to help reduce speed,” he said at the time.

At the beginning of this month, Safe Streets JC dedicated ghost shoes in Philip Delancy’s memory.

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