New Jersey

Woman Dead, Driver Missing in Jersey City Crash Mystery

What to Know

  • A car crashed on Newark Avenue in Jersey City around 3 a.m. Sunday
  • When police arrived they found a woman's body in the backseat and the driver missing
  • It's unclear if the woman died before or because of the crash

A deadly crash in New Jersey has investigators searching for answers – and the vehicle’s driver.

Debris littered the roadway around the badly damaged Honda Accord after it smashed into a guardrail early Saturday morning in Jersey City.

When officers arrived they discovered the body of 24-year-old Khalla Nguyen in the backseat, but the vehicle’s driver was nowhere to be found, police said. 

Investigators from the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit were seen searching around the sedan with flashlights at the intersection of Newark Avenue and Seventh Street. 

It appears the driver fled and that Nguyen, who lived in Jersey City, was a passenger in the car. It's unclear whether she died in the accident or sometime before it.

No other injuries were reported.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is asking anyone with information to call detectives at 201-915-1345. 

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