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Charges Upgraded in Fatal Highland Park Crash

By kcora on
Highland Park

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department said police have filed additional charges against an Edison woman as a result of her role in a fatal crash that occurred on Route 27 in Highland Park just prior to midnight on Feb. 16th.


According to police, Ashley Gergits, 20, of Edison, was charged with aggravated manslaughter as well as possession of a fraudulent document.  

The crash which occurred on Route 27 near River Road resulted in the death of the front seat passenger of Ms. Gergits vehicle, identified as 21-year-old Jenna Adamousky.


Police said Gergits was driving a 2015 Honda CRV with three passengers and crashed into a 2012 Subaru Legacy driven by a 31-year old male from Central Valley, New York.


The two other passengers, 20 and 21-year old males, both of Highland Park were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick where they were treated for their injuries and released.  


Highland Park Police charged Gergits on Feb. 17th with driving while intoxicated.


The crash is being investigation by Patrolman David Soden of the Highland Park Police Department and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.


The preliminary investigation has determined that Gergits while driving south on Route 27 struck a bridge abutment, then bounced off and crashed into the Subaru Legacy which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of River Road. The driver of the Subaru was also taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.


The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Soden at (732) 572-3800, or Detective Heck at (732) 745-8842.

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