Miss America’s Cara McCollum sticking to life after crashing her automobile car

  • Cara McCollum, 24, was critically harmed after losing control of her 2014 Ford Mustang automobile on a sharp highway in New Jersey Monday 
  • Law coercion officials contend McCollum was wearing a chair belt though might have been going too quick for soppy alley conditions 
  • Her automobile finished adult in a embankment after distinguished 3 trees, withdrawal her with serious conduct injuries 
  • McCollum is an Arkansas internal who graduated from Princeton University final summer with degrees in English and journalism 
  • Won a 2013 Miss New Jersey manifestation and went on to contest in Miss America manifestation a following year
  • McCollum is now an anchor on SNJ Today, a TV news uncover apportionment a southern Jersey area

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A former Miss New Jersey who competed in a 2014 Miss America manifestation was critically harmed when her automobile spun off a rain-soaked highway and strike a tree, state military pronounced Tuesday.

Cara McCollum was northbound on Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township only before 7pm on Monday when her 2014 Ford Mustang veered off a highway and struck a tree, afterwards spun again and strike dual some-more trees before finale adult in a ditch, military said.

The 24-year-old from Margate was alone in her automobile and was wearing a chair belt. She remained hospitalized during Cooper Regional Medical Center Tuesday pang from vicious conduct injuries.

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Cara McCollum of Princeton, New Jersey is crowned Miss New Jersey 2013 on Jun 15, 2013 in Ocean City State military contend a former Miss New Jersey seemed to have been pushing too quick on a soppy alley when her automobile slammed into a tree

Beauty black hurt: Cara McCollum, graphic left after being crowned Miss New Jersey in 2013 and right during a 2014 Miss America competition, was critically harmed when her automobile spun off a highway and strike a tree in New Jersey

State military investigators contend McCollum, seen in this 2013 record print during a Miss America Shoe Parade during a Atlantic City, seemed to have been pushing too quick on a soppy alley when her automobile slammed into a tree

State military investigators contend McCollum, seen in this 2013 record print during a Miss America Shoe Parade during a Atlantic City, seemed to have been pushing too quick on a soppy alley when her automobile slammed into a tree

Jersey girl: McCollum, graphic here during a 2014 Miss America Contestants' Photo Call, is an Arkansas internal who attended Princeton University in New Jersey 

Jersey girl: McCollum, graphic here during a 2014 Miss America Contestants’ Photo Call, is an Arkansas internal who attended Princeton University in New Jersey 

The means of a pile-up stays underneath investigation.

State military contend McCollum seemed to have been pushing too quick for conditions on a soppy roadway. They do not trust ethanol or drugs played a purpose in a wreck. The car’s atmosphere bags deployed.

An Arkansas internal who graduated from Princeton University final summer, McCollum won a 2013 Miss New Jersey pageant. At a time, she pronounced she designed to disciple for lady literacy.

McCollum is now an anchor on SNJ Today, a TV news startup formed out of Millville apportionment a southern Jersey area.

The uncover released a matter Tuesday, saying, ‘Cara is a dear member of a SNJ Today family. She and her family are in a thoughts and prayers.’

McCollum’s friend, art gallery owners David Holtzman, pronounced she underwent mind medicine Tuesday afternoon. 

Multi-talented: For a talent apportionment of a Miss New Jersey manifestation she achieved Liberace’s delivery of 'Malaguena'

Multi-talented: For a talent apportionment of a Miss New Jersey manifestation she achieved Liberace’s delivery of ‘Malaguena’

Lady in red: McCollum had filed her final news from a margin before a collision on Friday, sharpened a shred about a internal flower shop's preparations for Valentine's Day (pictured)

Lady in red: McCollum had filed her final news from a margin before a collision on Friday, sharpened a shred about a internal flower shop’s preparations for Valentine’s Day (pictured)

‘I’m ill to my stomach,’ he told Shore News Today. ‘She is an unimaginable lady, vital her dream of being in a newsroom. It’s only mind-boggling that this could occur to her.’ 

During her many new promote Monday, McCollum talked about bad highway conditions on air.

In her latest Instagram post antiquated Sunday, McCollum acted in a span of oversize heart-shaped newness glasses, writing: ‘Hope everybody had a #happyvalentinesday.’

Just a week earlier, McCollum and her boyfriend, Emmy Award-winning NBC 10 Philadelphia news anchor Keith Jones, distinguished her 24th birthday.

The distinguished blonde was valedictorian of Forrest City High School in Arkansas before enrolling in Princeton, where she majored in English and journalism.

In an talk with The Star Ledger in 2013, McCollum pronounced she got supposed into Harvard University though opted to go to a New Jersey-based Ivy League propagandize since she was a ‘Jersey lady by and through.’

Stunning couple: McCollum is dating NBC 10 Philadelphia news anchor Keith Jones (pictured together in Disney World) 

Stunning couple: McCollum is dating NBC 10 Philadelphia news anchor Keith Jones (pictured together in Disney World) 

Just a week earlier, McCollum and her beloved distinguished her 24th birthday McCollum and Keith Jones

Birthday girl: Just a week earlier, McCollum and her beloved distinguished her 24th birthday

Clinging to life: According to a friend, a 24-year-old news anchor, graphic here on a outing to Washington DC final year, underwent mind medicine Tuesday

Clinging to life: According to a friend, a 24-year-old news anchor, graphic here on a outing to Washington DC final year, underwent mind medicine Tuesday

She took a year off from college to contest in Miss America and lift out her duties as Miss New Jersey in 2013, visiting schools to inspire children and rising a education program.  

Besides her work as a promote publisher and education advocate, McCollum is also a means musician. 

For a talent apportionment of a Miss New Jersey manifestation she achieved Liberace’s delivery of ‘Malaguena.’

She had never participated in pageants before removing to Princeton. 

She was a member of Kappa Alpha sorority while during Princeton and in assign of tailgates for football games.  She pronounced in one talk she was famous around campus for her girly clothes, insistence on wearing heels to category and a pinkish bicycle she rode. 

 


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