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Charges upgraded against Edison woman allegedly involved in fatal DWI crash

Police have filed additional charges against an Edison woman as a result of her alleged role in a fatal crash that occurred in Highland Park.

Ashley Gergits, 20, was charged with aggravated manslaughter as well as possession of a fraudulent document. The crash, which occurred on Route 27 near River Road just prior to midnight on Feb. 16, resulted in the death of the front seat passenger of hers, identified as Jenna Adamousky, 21, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department on Feb. 28.

The preliminary investigation determined that Gergits was driving a 2015 Honda CRV with three passengers when she crashed into a 2012 Subaru Legacy driven by a 31-year-old male from Central Valley, New York.

Gergits, while driving south on Route 27, reportedly struck a bridge abutment, bounced off and crashed into the Subaru, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of River Road, according to police.

Her two other passengers, 20- and 21-year old males from Highland Park, were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where they were treated for their injuries and released, according to the statement. The driver of the Subaru was also taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Gergits was initially charged by Highland Park police on Feb. 17 with driving while intoxicated.

Anyone with information should call Patrolman David Soden of the Highland Park Police Department at 732-572-3800, or Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-8842.

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