Jersey City car fire and death under investigation

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a “minor” motor vehicle accident and car fire in the Jersey City Heights on the morning of Jan.27 that claimed the life of the unidentified driver.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Members of the Jersey City Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a car fire at the intersection of Hutton Street and New York Avenue at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27.

After the fire was extinguished, responding officers found an unresponsive male behind the steering wheel in a badly burned condition.

The victim was pronounced dead at 7:59 a.m. at the scene.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force, and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this 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.