Tom MurphyDec 5, 2017, 2:58 pmDec 6, 2017, 11:21 am

Vigil held for Saddle Brook teen killed in car crash

Brooke Costanzo died Sunday night when her car struck a tree

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SADDLE BROOK — A vigil was held Tuesday night for Brooke Costanzo, the 16-year-old who died after getting into a one-car crash on Fresh Pond Road in South Brunswick on Sunday night.

"My heart feels empty," said Hayley Ryan, a friend of Costanzo's. "I'm just devastated and sick by the whole thing; it's heart-wrenching."

Costanzo, who was a student at Saddle Brook High School, was popular among her peers, and her sudden loss is being felt keenly by the community.

"She was loved by everyone," said classmate Nick Kozak. "She was a great athlete, good at school, good at math ... everybody loved her."

The school said they did not want to comment on Tuesday's vigil. A GoFundMe created to help the family has raised over $42,000 so far.

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