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Fundraiser set up for Two Harbors teenager who hit moose with car

Jul 18, 2019 07:51AM ● By Editor
The car Amaya Nelson and Remington Delinger were driving when they hit a moose earlier this week.  Photo:  Courtesy of Amaya Nelson's GoFundMe page.

By Kelly Busche from the Lake County News Chronicle - July 12, 2019 

A GoFundMe is raising funds to support the family of a 17-year-old Two Harbors girl who hit a moose with her car earlier this week.

Amaya Nelson and her boyfriend Remington Delinger, 22, hit a moose in her car on Sunday. The fundraiser, which is seeking $15,000, will support her family as they take time off to care for her, as well as purchase supplies for her recovery, among other needs, according to the GoFundMe page.

Nelson and Delinger hit the moose on Forest Highway 11 in Bassett Township late Sunday night.

The front of the car only hit its legs because of the moose’s height, so the airbags didn’t deploy, according to the fundraising website. The moose then fell onto the car, crushing its roof.

While the full extent of Nelson’s injuries are not yet known, as of Wednesday she had “extensive” facial trauma. She has a fractured skull; a broken eye socket, palate and nose; and broken cheekbones and nasal cavities. 

Earlier this week, she underwent facial reconstruction surgery.

To read the original article and see related reporting, follow this link to the Lake County News Chronicle website.

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