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Sep 23, 2016 9:28 AM

Pinkerton Academy student dies 2 weeks after getting hit by a car


HOOKSETT — A 16-year-old Hooksett girl succumbed to her injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car on Sept. 11.

Jillian Nelson, a junior at Derry's Pinkerton Academy, had been transported by helicopter to a Boston hospital after being struck on Main Street.

She sustained serious injuries and was on life support for a week prior to her death. Police said no charges are expected to result from the incident, according to the Hooksett Banner.

Nelson was a registered organ donor and is expected to help over 100 people through her donations.

A GoFundMe page, started to cover her funeral costs, has already raised more than $19,000 for Nelson's family.

Alex Lievens, who manages the online campaign, said that "this is our chance to respond to her generosity, and ... to show our support to the family as they navigate this tragedy."


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