Girl, 11, hit by vehicle in Kent County has died

Kent County

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An 11-year-old girl from Kent County has died following a crash that happened earlier this month.

Cora Gonzales’ family told 24 Hour News 8 that she passed away early Wednesday morning.

On Oct. 6, Gonzales was hit by a vehicle on M-57 near Harvard Street in Oakfield Township, west of Greenville. The family told 24 Hour News 8 last week that she was coming back from the store across the street where she had just bought some candy when she was hit by the vehicle. She suffered serious brain injuries and broke several bones.

“We waited for the miracle of healing on this Earth, but God had different plans,” the family posted on Facebook Wednesday.

It is great sadness that we are sharing that our sweet Cora has passed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ at around…

Posted by Team Cora on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A celebration of life service has been scheduled for Saturday at Rockford Baptist Church on Courtland Street. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. and the service will begin 2 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, October 28th for a Celebration of Life Service for our sweet Cora. Service will be held at…

Posted by Team Cora on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of 12 with funeral and medical costs. The family told 24 Hour News 8 that donations can also be made to the Cornelia “Cora” Gonzales fund at any Lake Michigan Credit Union.

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