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Authorities: Elderly woman killed in 2-car crash on central New Jersey highway

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NEPTUNE, New Jersey — An elderly woman was killed in a two-car crash on a central New Jersey highway.

Monmouth County prosecutors say the accident on Route 66 in Neptune occurred around 8:25 a.m. Sunday.

They say 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 of Neptune. She was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

Authorities haven't released the man's name. 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 remains under investigation.

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