BRICK — The Eatontown lady concerned in a crash that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old Brick resident on Could 9 was driving whereas underneath the affect of fentanyl, marijuana and Benadryl, authorities introduced Monday.
In keeping with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace, 30-year-old Ashley Watkins was arrested at her residence with out incident on June 4. She’s been charged with vehicular murder and driving whereas intoxicated, amongst different offenses.
By investigation of the Mom’s Day crash, officers decided that simply earlier than 9:45 a.m., the 2011 Toyota Camry operated by Watkins crossed the middle line of Lanes Mills Highway and collided head-on with a 2014 Dodge Caravan operated by 78-year-old Brick resident Terry Penrod, who suffered a damaged leg.
His spouse Nancy, 78, a passenger within the automobile, was transferred to an area hospital and pronounced lifeless a short while later.
Watkins sustained minor accidents and consented to a draw of her blood whereas on the hospital. Toxicology outcomes returned on June 2 revealed the prevalence of fentanyl (an artificial opioid), diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and marijuana. Officers say the outcomes rendered her “unfit to securely function a motorcar on the time of the crash.”
Watkins was processed at Brick Township Police Headquarters and transported to the Ocean County Jail to await a detention listening to.