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Vigil held for Killingly teen who died while playing softball

KILLINGLY —  Friends and family held a candlelight vigil outside of Killingly Intermediate School to remember a life that was taken too soon. Killingly schools ...

KILLINGLY —  Friends and family held a candlelight vigil outside of Killingly Intermediate School to remember a life that was taken too soon.

Killingly schools superintendent Lynne Pierson said the seventh-grader Morgan Ross was playing in a game at Roseland Park in Woodstock on Tuesday when the medical emergency occurred.

She was taken to a hospital where she later was pronounced dead.

Games and practices on Wednesday were cancelled and instead marked a “night of silence.” Some leagues plan to observe a moment of silence at all upcoming games this season.

Ross’ obituary described her as a teenager that was “full of life and could light up a room.”

Pierson said she doesn’t know the nature of the medical emergency. State police have declined to comment, saying they don’t release information about children.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page and if you would like to contribute, click here.

The page was set up Tuesday and as of then, close to $20,000 has been raised.

Pierson said counseling was made available to students at several schools on Wednesday.