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Vigil held for South Jersey crash victim

LINWOOD (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service for a teenage soccer player who died from injuries sustained a weekend car crash in South Jersey.

Members of the Mainland High School soccer team at a vigil for Aisling Cooke.
Members of the Mainland High School soccer team at a vigil for Aisling Cooke. (Press of Atlantic City)

Fourteen-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood died Wednesday.

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

The Press of Atlantic City reports her number will be retired for four years.

Authorities have said a pickup truck apparently crossed the center lane, hit a box truck and then the car carrying the teens.

The crash remains under investigation and no summonses have been issued.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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