Ashley Chieco and the booze-fueled, wrong-way crash on Route 18

Ashley Chieco posted this Instagram photo to her followers before deadly crash.

Ashley Chieco posted this Instagram photo to her followers before deadly crash.

 

OLD BRIDGE – The woman who slammed head-on into a car while driving a stolen SUV the wrong way on Route 18 South began drinking vodka in Point Pleasant Beach before noon – and had not eaten all day, police have revealed.

Ashley Sara Chieco, 26, died when she collided with a car driven by Dana S. Corrar, who was returning from her nursing job in Ewing Township. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2013.

In another development, police said the establishment where Chieco drank – Martell’s Tiki Bar on the Boardwalk – is not the target of a criminal investigation.

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