Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released critical details regarding a heartbreaking incident in Jersey City. On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, a fatal pedestrian collision occurred in the area of Route 440 and Danforth Avenue, claiming the life of a local resident.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., Jersey City Police Department received reports of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity. Responding officers discovered the lifeless body of 58-year-old Billiah Mogusu, a Jersey City resident, near the intersection. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after their arrival.

The preliminary investigation revealed a disturbing scene where Mogusu had been hit by multiple vehicles. While several vehicles involved remained at the scene, the initial striking vehicle is believed to have fled. This hit-and-run aspect adds a layer of complexity and urgency to the investigation.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, in collaboration with the Jersey City Police Department, is actively investigating this tragic event. They urge anyone with information or who might have been in the area at the time of the collision to come forward. Information can be shared with the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or through an anonymous tip at their website.

This incident has cast a somber mood over the community, highlighting the ongoing concerns regarding pedestrian safety and hit-and-run incidents in urban areas. The authorities are committed to uncovering the details of this tragedy and bringing justice to the victim’s family.

As the investigation continues, the community mourns the untimely loss of Billiah Mogusu and calls for increased awareness and safety measures for pedestrians in Jersey City.