Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick announced today that two people have been charged in a fatal three car crash that took place in the Township on May 24, 2020.
Officials sad in a statement, Mr. Rashawn Stevens, 33, of Newark and Mr. Garry Givens-Owens, 28, of Somerset were both charged with strict liability vehicular homicide in the third degree by driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing the death of another.
The deceased driver was identified as Mr. Felicity Eden, 19, of Milltown who was pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries she sustained in the fatal crash.
Authorities said Stevens was arrested today in Newark, and Garry Owens was taken into custody yesterday in North Brunswick.
They are both currently being held in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a detention hearing.
The crash which involved three vehicles occurred on May 24, at approximately 4:11 am on Route 1 Southbound in the vicinity of the Walmart located at 979 US 1.
During the investigation, it was determined that Stevens was driving his Lincoln Sedan southbound on Route 1 when he struck the vehicle driven by the victim.
Givens-Owen was driving a BMW Sedan which first struck the Lincoln, and then the vehicle driven by Felicity Eden.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Patrolman Jason Zier
of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Stevens and Givens-Owens are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.