Pinay nursing student dies in Indiana car crash

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Feb 28 2017 05:53 PM

A 20-year-old Filipina lost her life in a two-car crash on I-65 in Gary, Indiana.

Authorities said Samantha Salvador from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was one of three passengers in a green Honda Civic being driven by Rose Katcher past 6:00 a.m. last Thursday.

They were reportedly traveling north on 1-65 when Katcher attempted to take a left turn onto US-20, but ended up striking a median and a Chevrolet Malibu that was heading south on 1-65.

Katcher and the driver of the Malibu sustained non-life threatening injuries. The other two unnamed passengers in the Civic were seriously injured.

Salvador, who was from Bacolod City, Philippines, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Salvador’s family said it’s been especially tough for them since they also lost her grandfather the same week that their beloved daughter died.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Salvador’s family with funeral expenses. So far, the campaign has reached $18,155 of its $4,000 goal.

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