Jersey City hit and run victim identified

Anthony Johnson reports on the death of a woman in a hit and run in New Jersey
February 22, 2014 1:56:17 PM PST
Police have identified the woman who was killed in a hit and run in Jersey City Thursday night.

30-year old Ayako Okabe of Japan was found dead on the side of Routes 1 and 9 South near Duncan Avenue in Jersey City.

Police say she had just left her job at a shipping company. She was seen passing a gas station on her bike around 6:30 that night, and was found on the side of the road less than ten minutes later.

A Hudson County Sheriff's Prisoner Transport bus was on its way back to headquarters after dropping prisoners off at the Correctional Facility when officers spotted the body.

Authorities are searching for the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hudson County Sheriff's Office at 201-915-1300. All calls are kept anonymous.