Child struck by van dies of injuries

Child struck by van dies of injuries

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The girl hit by a car on Main Street last week has died of her injuries, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

Kings Park’s 11-year-old Holly Gallo died on Dec. 10, police said, five days after a van struck her as she crossed the road in her hometown. The van had been traveling east and had just passed Thompson Street at the time of the crash, roughly 11 a.m. that Saturday.

Holly initially survived the crash but had been in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital before her death on Thursday.

The van’s driver, a 52-year-old Freeport man, was not hurt.

Shortly after the crash, police said they had impounded the van for a safety check and detectives from the 4th Squad were investigating.

A website was launched in the days following Holly’s death in which family members and friends raised more than $48,000 to help the family. Sabrina Klemballa, who identified herself as a close member of the family, said the family has felt support from the North Shore and beyond since the 11-year-old’s death.

Phil Corso contributed reporting.