19-year-old dies a week after being hit by car

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 19-year-old from the Hamilton area who was hit by a car while jogging last week has died.

Julie Genzink was struck on the evening of May 24 on 142nd Avenue near 38th Street in Overisel Township, northeast of Hamilton. Witnesses said she and the friend she was jogging with didn’t look before crossing the street. The friend was not hurt.

Genzink was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids hospital. Hospital officials told 24 Hour News 8 on Thursday that she had died.

According to her obituary with Yntema Funeal Home, Genzink died of severe head injuries. Her organs are being donated.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Overisel Reformed Church on 142nd Avenue at 47th Street. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Genzink will be laid to rest at Overisel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital or the Be Nice campaign.

Genzink leaves behind her parents, grandmother, and sister, who graduated from Hamilton High School the day after the crash.

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