Girl Dies Three Days After Car Crash
The Star Tribune reported that one of two girls injured in a car accident Wednesday has died, according to a statement released Saturday by the girls' parents.
Kayla Jo Borgerson, 17, suffered "multiple, traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident" her parents, Keith and Sue Borgerson, said in a statement. Her organs will be donated.
"This was Kayla's wish, and now her legacy of caring for others will live on," the statement said.
According to the Pioneer Press, Kayla was flown by helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Her sister, Katie Borgerson, 15, is currently in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
The sisters were injured when the Toyota Camry they were driving collided with a pickup truck around 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeville, Police Chief Tom Vonhof said. Kayla was driving and making a turn from Juniper Path onto 205th Avenue when the crash occured.
The driver of the truck, Brandon Pekel, 25, was not seriously hurt and is not facing charges.