Mainland High School to Hold Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Aisling Cooke
Following the sad news that 14-year old incoming freshman Aisling Cooke died from injuries she sustained in a weekend car crash, Mainland Regional High School will hold a vigil tonight in her honor.
The vigil will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the high school's football field in Linwood, followed by a procession to the soccer field, Press of Atlantic City reports. Cooke as well as the four other girls involved in the same car accident were all soccer players.
The Cooke family will later hold a rosary service at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on Maple Ave in Linwood at 7 p.m.
Police said the accident happened Saturday when 39-year old Nicholas Gareffi of Vineland, traveling east on Route 40 in Hamilton Twp. in a Chevy Silverado, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.
Services have been arranged for Aisling Cooke: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood in the Church Hall; and 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the church, followed by a Mass. Burial will be private.