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Friday, July 29, 2016

Online fund started for 3-year-old's funeral

3-year-old Elizabeth died Wednesday after being struck
while crossing Park Avenue with her mother.

A memorial has sprung up in front of PNC Bank,
where the accident occurred.
Elizabeth, the 3-year-old Plainfield girl who died after being struck crossing Park Avenue with her mother on Wednesday, will be buried with an appropriate funeral -- if people chip in to help out. (As of Sunday morning, 92 people have donated.)

The Courier reports today (see here) that an online funeral fund has been established for provide for the toddler's funeral expenses.

Her mother, who was hospitalized after also being struck, was released from the hospital yesterday. Police have not yet released the names of the victims or of the male driver of the car that struck them.

The images above are from a memorial that has sprung up in front of the PNC bank where the accident happened. Flowers and votive candles were seen Thursday evening as a crowd gathered at the site. The poster on which Elizabeth's photo is mounted is covered with condolences from passersby.

Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page for Elizabeth, which is here. The page was started by Elizabeth's aunt, and you can read more information about the family there.

Thank you.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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