New Brunswick High School Nurse Laid to Rest After Fatal Car Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Anne Egan, a nurse at New Brunswick High School, was killed on January 8 in a fatal car accident in Howell Township, Monmouth County.

Egan, a 59-year-old resident of Sea Girt, was killed when her 2010 Subaru Forester was hit by a 2011 Ford Ranger pick-up truck who was being operated by Daniel Boden, 24-year-old man of Marlboro.

A funeral was held at the O'Brien Funeral Home in Monmouth County on the morning of January 13.

According to police, the crash occurred at 7:05 a.m. as Boden's truck crossed the center lines, hitting Egan while she was driving to work.

The impact caused Egan’s vehicle to spin, coming to a stop on the northbound shoulder of the roadway facing east. Her vehicle was then struck from behind by a third vehicle, a 2007 Ford Focus being driven by Sharon Jenson, 34-year-old woman of Lacey.

Egan was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where she was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m., police said. Boden was also taken to the hospital where he was treated for head, neck, and leg injuries.

According to a letter from New Brunswick High School Principal Janene Rodriguez, the crash occurred while Egan was on her way to work.

"A very tragic incident occurred in our school community on Wednesday," the letter read.  "As a parent, you may want to talk to your child about death because it impacts each person in different ways."

"How children and young adults react will depend on the relationships they had with the person who died, their age, level of development, and their prior experience with death," read the letter.

According to an obituary, Egan is survived by "her beloved husband of 29 years Robert Czech Sr., her 4 children Robert Jr. of Sea Girt, Edward of Boston, Mass., Joseph of San Diego, Cal., and Katherine Czech of Manhattan, NY, her mother Anne Egan of New Brunswick, her siblings Joseph Egan III, Elizabeth Nastus, Ph.D., Mary Egan, Teresa Wilson Ph.D., and Kathleen Egan, and her 2 canine companions Stella and Wally."

One of Egan's relatives, Joe Egan, served on New Brunswick's City Council for more than two decades, and continues to serve the 17th District of New Jersey as a state Assemblyman.  Joe's son, Kevin Egan, replaced him on the council in 2011.

Police are still investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly described the family relationship between the deceased and Assemblyman Egan.  We regret the error.