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Linwood girl injured in South Jersey crash dies

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police say a teenage soccer player who was hurt in a weekend car crash in South Jersey that injured four teammates has died.

 

The sign outside Mainland High School
The sign outside Mainland High School (Press of Atlantic City)

The Press of Atlantic City reports 14-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood died Wednesday.

Cooke and the other Mainland Regional High School students were going to compete in a charity tournament when the crash occurred Saturday morning on Route 40 in Hamilton Township. The other girls were treated and released from a hospital.

Authorities have said an eastbound pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Nicholas Gareffi of Vineland apparently crossed the center lane. The truck struck a westbound box truck and then hit a car driven by 18-year-old Madelyn Williscroft of Linwood.

Police say Williscroft’s actions as a driver saved the lives of the other passengers.

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