- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials in the southern New Jersey town where a toddler and teen were fatally hit by a vehicle have set up a trust fund to help their family.

Southampton Township administrator Kathleen Hoffman said the mayor and township committee established the Martinez family trust fund on Friday.

On Tuesday evening 18-year-old Jairisa Galindo was pulling her half-siblings, 2-year-old Jyonshiel Martinez and 6-year-old Kahariel Martinez, in a red wagon, alongside 8-year-old John Giles when they were struck by a vehicle. Thirteen-year-old Mahya Martinez was walking off-road nearby and was not hit.

Galindo and 2-year-old Jyonshiel Martinez were killed. Giles and Kahariel Martinez were in critical but stable condition at Camden’s Cooper Hospital.

Mayor James Young Sr. called it a “tragedy for all.”

The driver stopped and cooperated with investigators.

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