An Edison woman has pleaded guilty in causing the death by auto of a 21-year old Edison woman and injuring two others, both residents of Highland Park, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.
Ms. 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 Route 27 near River Road in Highland Park on February 16, 2018.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, Ms. Gergits will be sentenced to a prison term of eight 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.
Ms. Gergits is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael Toto on September 4, 2018.
The defendant was arrested and charged following an investigation by Patrolman David Soden of the Highland Park Police Department and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined that Ms. 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 Jenna Adamousky, 21, of Edison, the front seat passenger of Gergits’ vehicle.
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.