A woman and an elderly man died when she lost consciousness and accelerated her SUV into a New Jersey restaurant.
Patty Rulon, 54, was driving north on Route 9 South in Eagleswood, New Jersey when she slumped over the steering wheel of her 2009 GMC Acadia with her foot on the accelerator and slammed into Calloway’s Restaurant around 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Rulon died at the scene, investigators said. Her front-seat passenger, 91-year-old Albert Rulon, died while be medevaced to the hospital.
A caretaker and 15-year-old boy in the back seat both suffered injuries that left them hospitalized in stable condition, prosecutors said.
Before striking Calloway’s, the SUV cut over a bank and struck some shrubs and bushes, prosecutors said while noting there appeared to be nothing criminal about the crash.
No staff was hurt, Calloway’s owner Chris Rossiter said.
Prosecutors didn’t know the relationship between the victims.