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Charges increased against woman in fatal New Jersey crash

February 28, 2018

HIGHLAND, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have increased the charges against a New Jersey woman accused of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of a crash that killed her passenger and injured three other people.

Twenty-year-old Ashley Gergits of Edison was earlier charged with driving while intoxicated in the Feb. 16 crash on Route 27 in Highland Park.

Middlesex County prosecutors and local police said Wednesday she has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and possession of a fraudulent document.

Police said Gergits was heading south when her car struck a bridge abutment and collided with another car stopped at a traffic light, killing 21-year-old Jenna Adamousky. A listed number for her couldn’t be found and it’s unclear whether she has an attorney who could respond to the charges.

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