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Girl injured in south Jersey crash dies

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Police say a teenage soccer player who was hurt in a weekend car crash in southern New Jersey that injured four teammates has died.

14-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood succumbed to her injuries 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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