Family identifies body pulled from car that crashed into Morris Canal in Jersey City as Mark Pych, 22

A body pulled from a car that plunged into the Morris Canal in Jersey City has been identified by family members.

A body pulled from a car that plunged into the Morris Canal in Jersey City has been identified by family members. (1/1/14)

JERSEY CITY - A body pulled from a car that plunged into the Morris Canal in Jersey City has been identified by family members.

The victim, Mark Pych, 22, was a recent graduate of Rutgers University.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m., in the canal between Liberty State Park and Paulis Hook.

The car apparently went through a barricade before ending up in the water, which is up to 25 feet deep with a temperature in the upper 40s.

The Army Corps of Engineers used a crane boat to assist in removing the Nissan Altima from the water.

Police have not yet commented on what may have caused the crash, but toxicology tests will be done as part of the investigation.

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