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20-Year-Old Edison Woman Pleads Guilty To Fatal Highland Park Drunk Driving Crash

Date: May 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – 20-year-old Ashley Gergits caused an accident and killed 21-year-old Jenna Adamousky on 16th of February while driving impaired to which she admitted to. The accident also left 2 individuals with severe injuries.

She pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  • DWI
  • Two counts of assault by auto
  • One count of vehicular homicide in the second degree

Gergits was behind the wheel of a 2015 Honda CRV, going on Route 27 near River Road. 3 other passengers were traveling in her vehicle when she hit a bridge abutment, bounced off and collided with a Subaru Legacy. A 31-year-old man was driving the other vehicle which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of River Road when Gergits hit it. A front seat passenger in Gergits’ vehicle died on the spot.

She was taken into custody and charged after an investigation by Highland Park Patrolman David Soden and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Donald Heck.

2 male passengers were rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick where they were treated for their injuries and released. The person behind the wheel of the vehicle also sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Gergits is summoned to Middlesex County Superior Court by Judge Michael Toto on 4th of September for sentencing.

Under the plea agreement, she will serve jail time for 8 years for causing the accident and killing the woman. Her driver’s license will also be suspended for 15 years.

News Source: www.MyCentralJersey.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.