Brooklyn Nun Killed In Edison Auto Crash

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police-tapeEDISON — A 65-year-old nun from Brooklyn, N.Y. was killed and two of her relatives injured when the car in which they were riding was struck by a box truck, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas J. Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced today.

Sister Nora Ashe, a school teacher at St. Joseph’s High School in Brooklyn, was the rear-seat passenger on the car, a 2002 Mercury Sable, when it was struck on Monday, Oct.14, at 1:40 p.m. on Woodbridge Avenue in Edison.

Sister Ashe was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:02 p.m.

Her sibling, who was the driver of the car, Kathleen Windram, 63, of Paramus, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she is listed in stable condition.

The front-seat passenger, Patricia Ashe, 70, of Edison also was taken to the hospital. She is listed in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation by Officer Joseph Chonka of the Edison Police Department and Investigator Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the victims’ car was traveling west on Woodbridge Avenue near a former newspaper printing plant when it was rear-ended by the box truck.

The investigation is active and continuing. No charges have been filed.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Officer Chonka of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Investigator Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3904.

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