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A teenage swimming champion was sadly killed after she was struck by a car while walking to practice.

Jade Frith, 15, was heading to the local pool in Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie when she was struck by a Ford Laser on Hillsborough Road.

She was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition, but tragically died on Thursday afternoon from significant head injuries and broken bones, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The local community shared their grief on social media with many using the hashtag #capsoutforjade with photos of swimming goggles and caps.

Our thoughts are with Jade’s family and all who knew her.

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  • very sad, thoughts with her family and friends

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  • This is so sad. An angle taken to soon.

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  • Aw how sad !! My thought and prayers go out to those who loved her.

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  • What a beautiful show of respect from friends & the swimming community-goggles & the swimming cap.

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  • The death of any child is sad.

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  • A beautiful dedicated girl’s life cut short in tragic circumstances.
    She will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and friends, especially those in the swimming club to which she dedicated so much of her life.
    She wasn’t even old enough to socialise with a few drinks if she wished to.

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  • Oh how sad for her family, friends and swimming community. May she rest in peace.

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  • Oh How awful for all involved.
    I hope that the car driver was not doing anything wrong as far as speeding. Hopefully it was just a horrible accident and they are being cared for also. It would be one of my nightmares to hit someone while driving.

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  • How heartbreaking for her family and friends. What beautiful tributes recognising her passion

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  • Such a tragic accident. Condolences to the family, and my thoughts also go out to the young driver involved in this accident.

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  • Such a loss to all those that new and love this bright star

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  • How very sad for everyone touched by this girl. Such a tragic loss. Sympathies to her family.

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  • Rest in peace Jade. Keep swimming in heaven angel. Thoughts and love to her family and friends. Tragic lose taken way too soon

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  • Poor girl. A life ended too soon! :-(

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  • What a terrible tragedy. Thoughts go out to Jade’s family and friends.

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