Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Thursday, October 28, Bahsil Marsh, 26, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to charges related to his involvement in the July 26, 2020, death of Charnell Lytch, who was struck and killed on Garfield Avenue in Jersey City.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Marsh pleaded guilty to Death by Auto and a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 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.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, responding officers determined that the 24-year-old female victim had been a pedestrian when she was struck around 7 a.m. in the area of Garfield and Chapel Avenues in Jersey City.
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.
According to the investigation, the driver who struck Lytch, Bahsil Marsh, remained at the hospital, and officers determined he was under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Ms. Lytch later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:48 p.m.