Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 12:09
Former Miss America contestant dies



Former Miss New Jersey succumbed to her injuries early yesterday (22), foreign media reports.

Twenty four-year-old Cara McCollum, who worked as a TV anchor, was admitted to Cooper University Hospital when her car crashed into trees in New Jersey highway a week ago. She was on her way after work when the accident happened.

After she died her family in a Facebook post captioned Prayers for Cara said, “Thank you all for this tremendous outpouring of love and support for our Cara. We can’t begin to tell you how much your prayers have meant to us in this incredibly difficult time.

“Cara passed away this morning. Her family was with her in the operating room, and she died peacefully at 4:31am. Before she died, Cara made the selfless decision to donate her organs. At this very moment, she is saving lives.

“We’ve prayed constantly for a miracle, and we believe God has answered our prayers. Although it’s not the miracle that we first envisioned, it’s a miracle nonetheless.

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Please accept our sincerest thanks for your heartfelt prayers. We all will miss her now that she’s gone.”

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