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A 26 year-old Jersey City man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman struck down by a vehicle last year while walking in Greenville.

At approximately 7 a.m. on July 26, 2020 the woman, Charnell Lytch, 24, also of Jersey City, was hit by a car while she walked on Garfield Avenue near Chapel Avenue. Lytch later succumbed to her injuries at Jersey City Medical Center.

Authorities determined that the driver of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck Lytch and who had transported Lytch to the hospital, was Bahsil Marsh.

Authorities also determined that at the time of the accident, Marsh was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

On Thursday, Marsh pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Death by Auto and a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated.

The State is recommending a sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act along with a consecutive ten year driver’s license suspension.

The plea was accepted by Judge Patrick J. Arre.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for December 15, 2021.