Elderly Woman Dies in 2-Car Crash Along New Jersey’s Route 66

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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.

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.

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