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Teen Girl Dies After Being Struck by Car Over Weekend

Friends and family are mourning a 15-year-old girl who died from her injuries after she was struck by a car in Washington Township, Gloucester County over the weekend.

Police say Gavyn Connolly of Sicklerville, New Jersey was walking across State Highway 42 near Shoppers Lane around 8 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a 2011 Toyota Yaris traveling southbound. Connolly was taken to the Cooper University Trauma center where she died from her injuries Monday.

The driver of the striking vehicle was not injured during the incident. No charges have been filed though police continue to investigate.

Connolly attended Timber Creek Regional High School. Several of her friends and classmates expressed their condolences on social media following her death and stated they planned on wearing the color purple in her honor on Tuesday.

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