Miss America Contestant Cara McCollum Dies In Car Crash – Video
A former Miss America contestant died early Monday, a week after her car spun off a New Jersey highway and crashed into trees. A Facebook message posted by her family said Cara McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital.
Her family said in the Facebook post that the 24-year-old from Margate died with her family by her side in an operating room, and that her organs were donated. Her family posted a video of McCollum performing a version of “Cups” by Anna Kendrick in the film “Pitch Perfect.” The Arkansas native graduated from Princeton University and was an anchor on SNJ Today, a news show serving the southern Jersey area.