A 24-year-old beauty pageant champion and TV news anchor died Monday, one week after she was critically injured in a crash, her friends announced.
Cara McCollum, who won the Miss New Jersey pageant in 2013 and participated in the Miss America competition, died at about 4:30 a.m., according to the Facebook page “Prayers for Cara,” which has been posting updates about McCollum’s condition.
“Before she died, Cara made the selfless decision to donate her organs. At this very moment, she is saving lives,” the group wrote.
“Although it’s not the miracle that we first envisioned, it’s a miracle nonetheless. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Read more: NY Daily News