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Pedestrian killed in Jersey City hit and run

On Wednesday, March 18,  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.

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

The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Investigators said the vehicle is described as a dark-colored wagon, similar to a Subaru Outback.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201- 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

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