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UPDATE: Edison Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Highland Park Crash

By kcora on
Highland Park Edison

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that an Edison woman has pleaded guilty today in causing the death of a 21-year old Edison woman and injuring two others while driving while intoxicated.

 

According to authorities, Ashley Gergits, 20, of Edison pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide in the second degree, two counts of assault by auto in the fourth degree, and driving while intoxicated which caused the fatal crash on February 16, 2018.

Officials said that under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, Gergits will be sentenced to a prison term of 8 years for causing the crash that killed Jenna Adamousky and injured two other passengers. This term is subject to the No Early Release Act. As such, the defendant will have to serve 85 percent of her prison term before becoming eligible for parole.

 

In addition, the defendant is subject to a 15-year loss of her driver’s license.

 

Authorities said Gergits is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael Toto on Sept. 4th.

 

According to authorities, the investigation determined that Gergits was driving a 2015 Honda CRV on Route 27 near River Road with three passengers. She struck a bridge abutment, then bounced off and crashed into a Subaru Legacy, driven by a 31-year old male from Central Valley, New York, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of River Road.

 

The crash resulted in the death of the front seat passenger of Gergits’ vehicle, identified as Jenna Adamousky, 21, of Edison.

 

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.

The driver of the Subaru was also taken to the hospital following the crash.