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Claire Zisserson, 13, killed and driver Gregory Goodsell, 31, arrested in collision on Route 139 in Pembroke, Massachusetts
Police said Goodsell was driving drunk in a Hi-Way Safety Systems pickup truck around 7 a.m. on Route 139 when he blew threw a red light at more than 70 miles an hour and slammed into a Subaru near Oak Street.
Goodsell allegedly admitted to officers that he was coming from a Christmas party, where he drank an excessive amount of alcohol and used cocaine.
A vigil is scheduled for Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Brewster Gardens in Plymouth. The event organizer said the vigil is to show support for the families of both girls.
Organizers of the vigil, which was held on what would have been Zisseron’s 14th birthday, said they wanted to focus on her life and give her fellow classmates a chance to heal.
Kendall was hospitalized with serious injuries on Dec. 29 after prosecutors say the Subaru hatchback she was riding in on Route 139 was struck by a Hi-Way Safety Systems, Inc. truck driven by 31-year-old Gregory Goodsell, of Marshfield.
Cruz said that through evidence and witness interviews, investigators determined Goodsell was intoxicated and under the influence of cocaine.