Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum dies 1 week after car crash

Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum Dies One Week After Car Crash
Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum Dies One Week After Car Crash

Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum has died one week after being critically injured in a car crash. She was 24 years old.

According to the Facebook page Prayers for Cara, she died at 4:30 Monday morning.

The post read, in part, "We've prayed constantly for a miracle, and we believe God has answered our prayers. Although it's not the miracle that we first envisioned, it's a miracle nonetheless."

Thank you all for this tremendous outpouring of love and support for our Cara. We can't begin to tell you how much your...

Posted by Prayers for Cara on Monday, February 22, 2016

Police say McCollum lost control of her Ford Mustang and spun off a New Jersey highway Feb. 15. Some reports say she wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

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She was taken to a local hospital, where she underwent surgery. Her family and friends hoped she would recover, but her condition only got worse.

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A post shared by Cara McCollum (@caramccollum_tv) on Dec 18, 2015 at 1:51pm PST

On top of being a beauty pageant champion, McCollum was also a news anchor on "SNJ Today." She won the Miss New Jersey pageant in 2013 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

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