Jersey City Man Dies After Hit-and-Run

Authorities have identified the 44-year-old Jersey City man killed after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez on Dec. 22nd, 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.

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

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: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.