Photo Credit: GoFundMe page According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested a 22-year-old man today in connection with the November 3, 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed Phillip Delancy. Kristopher Khusial, of Jersey City, is charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering an Injured Person a crime of the third degree.
Suarez says Khusial was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Monday, June 20, 2022.
The fatal incident on November 3, 2021, shortly after 9:30 p.m., had the Jersey City Police Department responding to the area of 740 Route 440 in Jersey City on reports of a pedestrian stuck. Responding officers found the victim – later identified as the 36-year old Delancy of Jersey City – with life threatening injuries in the northbound lane of the roadway.
Delancy was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:25 p.m. The vehicle involved in the collision had left the scene.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.