DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The family of a young girl who was killed at a South Jersey festival is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to provide police with information. Ten-year-old Hailey McMullen was thrown from a ride at the annual Deerfield Township Harvest Festival on Saturday night.
In a statement, her family also thanked the community for their support.
A public viewing will be held for Hailey on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church in Millville.
Hailey, who was the daughter of Salem City Police Sgt. Christopher McMullen, will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Saturday.
Investigators are still trying to determine what happened in the moments before she was thrown from the ride.
The Salem Police Officer’s Association is collecting donations to assist with funeral expenses. Checks or donations may be sent to Salem Police Officer Association (SPOA), C/O Hailey PO Box. 62 Salem, NJ 08079-0062.