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Sea Girt Woman Killed in Route 34 Crash

No charges filed as investigation continues.

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A Sea Girt woman was killed in a three car accident on Route 34 early Wednesday morning.

The Howell Police Department reported Anne Egan, 59, was driving north on Route 34 at 7:05 this morning in a 2010 Subaru Forester. Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd said a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by 24-year-old Daniel Boden of Morganville then reportedly crossed the center lines for unknown reasons. Witnesses reported Egan had attempted to brake and swerve to the right of Boden’s truck but was unable to get out of the way.

An investigation into the accident revealed that Boden struck the front fender and driver’s side door of Egans Subaru with driver’s side fender and wheel area of his truck. The impact forced Egan’s car to spin counterclockwise and come to rest on the northbound shoulder of Route 34 facing east.

Dodd said as her car was spinning it was hit by a 2007 Ford Focus being driven by 34-year-old Sharon Jensen of Forked River. After her car came to a full stop several witnesses reportedly attempted to help Egan including Officer Vincent Pelino who was on his way in to work with the South Bound Brook Police Department.

Dodd said Pelino initiated CPR on Egan and was joined by Colts Neck Police Officer Gabe Campan who was the first responder to the scene. Egan was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m. Boden was taken to Jersey Shore as well for a leg injury and a possible head and neck injury.

Several agencies responded to the scene including the Howell Police Department, the Colts Neck Police Department, responders from nearby Naval Weapons Station Earle as well as the Howell Police, Ramtown and Farmingdale EMS Squads. The Adelphia Fire Company also responded as did paramedics from MONOC, the Monmouth County SCART team, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the NJ DOT Diversion team was called to close the roadway for several hours.

No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is being handled by Det. Eric Kerecman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Crash Unit and Ptl. Scott Brooks of the Howell Township Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ptl. Brooks at 732-938-4575 ext. 2185 or email him at sbrooks@howellpolice.org.

C January 08, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Terrible just terrible. I hope they're investigating cell phone records to see if texting was involved. Condolences to Ms. Egan's family.
Minimi January 09, 2014 at 01:44 AM
Ms. Egan was on her way to work as a school nurse in New Brunswick.. A lot of students are sad of her death even faculty. Condolences to her family
Gail January 09, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Tragic. Prayers of strength and comfort to Ms. Egan's family. Please be safe on the roads. It's so scary out there.

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