Taylor Piskor dies weeks after being struck by train near Elie
Hockey Winnipeg calls Piskor's death 'devastating'
Taylor Piskor, 15, has died weeks after being hit by a train while driving home from a hockey game with her father near Elie, Man.
Piskor and her father, Peter, were driving home from Taylor's hockey game on Jan. 10 when their truck was hit by a train. Piskor was in a coma at the Health Sciences Centre for almost two months. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken bones in her upper body.
Piskor died Thursday night in hospital, according to a GoFundMe page set up for her family to deal with expenses.
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"Heaven gained the most beautiful angel last night — Miss Taylor," the post reads.
"It is with a very heavy heart as I write this to let everyone know that Taylor Piskor passed away peacefully last night with her family by her side. She fought a hard fight but clearly she was needed up in heaven. I once again want to thank absolutely everyone for the love, support, well wishes and prayers sent to Taylor and her family. Peter, Lisa and Kyla; may you find comfort in knowing the positive effect Taylor had on everybody's life she touched. RIP beautiful girl ... gone but never forgotten."
Monte Miller, executive director of Hockey Winnipeg, said it's a difficult day for the local hockey community.
"Obviously it's devastating.... I mean we've had two deaths in the hockey community within what, a month? And it's just, it sort of brings everything back to reality that, you know what? Everything that goes on in the rink and on the ice is just a game," Miller said.
Miller was referring to Winnipeg teen Cooper Nemeth, a 17-year-old who was found dead last month.
A 22-year-old man is charged with second degree murder in that case.