Two people have been charged in a fatal three-car crash that took place in North Brunswick on May 24.
Rashawn Stevens, 33, of Newark, and 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 Felicity Eden, 19, of Milltown, who was pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries she sustained in the fatal crash, according to information provided by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick announced on June 19.
Stevens was arrested on June 19 in Newark, and Givens-Owens was taken into custody on June 18 in North Brunswick, according to the statement. They were both being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a detention hearing, as of press time.
The crash, which involved three vehicles, occurred on May 24 at approximately 4:11 a.m. on Route 1 southbound in the vicinity of the Walmart located at 979 Route 1. During the investigation, it was determined that Stevens was driving his Lincoln Sedan southbound on Route 1 when he allegedly 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 Eden, according to officials.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Patrolman Jason Zier of the North Brunswick Police Department by calling 732-247-0922, or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4328.