JERSEY CITY, NJ – A judge has ruled that a New Jersey man will remain in jail after fatally hitting his friend with a vehicle, according to NJ.com.
The accident happened on Garfield Avenue Sunday morning when Bahsil Marsh, 25—allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time—hit Charnell Lytch, 24, with an SUV. Marsh took Lytch to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead several hours later.
Marsh’s description of events contradicts surveillance footage that shows him crossing double yellow lines before striking Lytch.
Marsh will remain in custody. His blood-alcohol level was still elevated even hours after the accident, though by that time it was below the legal limit. He was also driving under a suspended license.
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