News Briefs

Four women were killed in a major car crash Nov. 25 on Route 29, just north of Lower Ferry Road in Ewing.

According to the Star-Ledger, Antionette and Shanna Miller, 20 and 21, of Ewing, Latonya Woodley, 22, their cousin, also of Ewing, and Amanda Amison, 18, of Trenton died in the accident.

Martin Amison, 50, of Trenton and Spring Patterson, 17, of Ewing were injured in the crash.

Police told the Star-Ledger that the crash occurred at 9:15 p.m., when Woodley lost control of her Acura Legend, crashed into the median, and flipped onto the southbound side. The car was struck by Martin Amison’s Jeep Liberty while airborne.

According to the Star-Ledger, Woodley lost control of her vehicle while avoiding a car that was coming up from behind.

Trenton police were involved in a chase on Route 29, but state and local police said that it was unrelated, according to the Star-Ledger. Details of the chase have yet to be released by the Trenton police.

Since May 2003, upgrades have been made to highway medians in Trenton, but there have been no improvements in Ewing.

“We took a look after the last unfortunate fatal over a year ago at the entire stretch of (Route) 29 from Calhoun Street to just about Scudder Falls,” Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Jack Lettiere told the Star-Ledger. “The Ewing (section) did not have a particularly high accident rate or fatality rate.”

Lettiere announced Nov. 27 that the DOT will wait until the police investigation has concluded before taking any action.