EAST BRUNSWICK — A vehicular accident claimed the life of a Sayreville woman who was killed Tuesday night after her car veered towards a double-yellow line and hit a pickup truck head-on, police reported.

The fatality was identified as Jane Karuga, age 47. She was driving her 1997 Nissan Sentra southbound on Cranbury Road when for unknown reasons; her car crossed the double yellow line in the place just north of Davidson Mill Road. At this time, a Pennsylvania driver, operating a 2001 Dodge Ram was traveling in the other direction. He hit Karuga’s car head-on at 10:50 o’clock that evening, police said.

The impact was so great that Karuga was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver was immediately delivered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

According to initial investigation, authorities discovered that Karuga’s car swerved towards crossed the opposite lane. Police are investigating the crash and requesting anyone with information to call either Officer James Angermeier or Officer Thomas Kienle at (732) 390-6969.

Jane Karuga, 47, of Sayreville died Tuesday night in a two-car accident on Cranbury Road, near the South Brunswick border, East Brunswick Detective Sgt. Kevin Zebro said.
It was around 10:30 in the evening that the accident when Karuga’s 1997 Nissan Sentra crossed the double yellow line going south on Cranbury Road, just prior to the intersection with Davidson Mill Road, said Zebro.

Karuga’s car collided head-on with a 2001 Dodge Ram, driven by Warren J. Himich, 57, of Bethel Park, Pa., who was traveling at the opposite lane. Karuga was no longer transported to the hospital as she dies on the scene. The driver of the Dodge Ram was brought to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital with non-critical injuries.

Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.

Please consult with an experienced  car accident lawyer.

Source:  The Star-Ledger