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UPDATE: Jersey City Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Car

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating an early morning motor vehicle collision in which a pedestrian was fatally struck just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning on Summit Avenue near Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City.

Police sad in a statement, at approximately 3:56 a.m., Jersey City Police responded to the area of Summit Avenue and Hopkins Avenue on reports of a pedestrian struck with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the victim, later identified as Mr. Shawn Charles, 26 of Jersey City, was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 4:28 a.m.

According to the initial investigation, the victim was standing outside of a home on Summit Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle backing up and leaving the area.

The driver initially left the scene, but returned shortly after.

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 201-9151345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: All information will be kept confidential