Driver lost consciousness before double fatal crash, authorities said

EAGLESWOOD — A Manahawkin woman slipped into unconsciousness just before she crashed into the side of a restaurant in Eagleswood earlier this week, killing herself and another family member as well as injuring two other passengers, authorities said Friday.

When Patty Rulon lost consciousness around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, she slumped over the steering wheel of her 2009 GMC Acadia and her foot remained on the accelerator pedal, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

He said the SUV, traveling north on Route 9, crossed over the southbound lane, ran up a short bank of shrubs and …read more

Source: Ocean

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