Local boy dies from injuries sustained in accident

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By The Staff

A spokesperson for University of New Mexico Hospital officially confirmed late Thursday afternoon that Los Alamos Middle School student Logan Collins has died.

Collins, 12, sustained severe head injuries from being struck by a vehicle after exiting an Atomic City Transit bus Wednesday evening on San Ildefonso Road at Hawk Drive.

The seventh grader was on his way to basketball practice at LAMS gymnasium when the accident occurred.

A memorial fund has been set up in Logan’s behalf at Los Alamos National Bank. Contributors can contact the bank for further instructions.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that community members donate to the LANB fund, family friend Tiffany Lovell said late this afternoon.

“The family is asking for everyone to refrain from calling or visiting the Collins’ family at this time to allow for as much privacy as possible. We are coordinating meals for the family and at this time are scheduled through this Sunday,” Lovell said. “We have many more volunteers awaiting the opportunity to serve.”

Funeral service information is pending, she said.

For information about future meal needs and ways to help with hotel and other expenses for out of town family members, contact Tiffany Lovell at 501-1014.