An elderly woman died in a two-car crash on a central New Jersey highway.
Monmouth County prosecutors said the accident on Route 66 in Neptune occurred around 8:25 a.m. Sunday.
They said an eastbound car driven by a 24-year-old man crossed over the center lane and collided with a westbound car driven by 80-year-old Ruth Schanck. She was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
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Authorities have not released the man's name. They said he was taken to a hospital "as a precaution," but further details on his condition were not disclosed.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles.
A stretch of the highway was closed in both directions for several hours after the crash.
The cause of the accident remained under investigation Sunday.