UPDATE: Mainland High School Teen Remains on Life Support Following Weekend Crash [VIDEO]
A 14-year old student of Mainland Regional High School in Linwood remains on life support today following a weekend crash the injured several of her classmates.
Aisling Cooke of Linwood was most seriously injured upon multi-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Hamilton Township.
Cooke and four of her soccer teammates were on their way to play in a charity tournament when the crash occurred Saturday along Route 40. The four other girls were treated for their injuries and released the same day, 6abc.com reports.
A pickup truck driven by 39-year old Nicholas Gareffi of Vineland likely initiated the crash. Gareffi was traveling eastbound on Route 40 when he apparently crossed the center lane, striking a westbound box truck before hitting the car driven by 18-year old Madelyn Williscroft of Linwood, carrying Cooke.
Gareffi's car hit several trees and caught fire.
A special assembly was held this morning at Mainland High School's auditorium to offer students support following the accident. Its an incident that hits all too close to home as it was just a few short years ago this past Labor Day Weekend that several of the school's football players were killed when their SUV overturned on the A.C. Expressway.