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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck and killed by a car on Ridgebury Road late Friday was identified as Emma Sandhu of nearby Benson Road, the reported .

Sandhu, a sophomore at Ridgefield High School, was hit by car while walking along the road with a group of friends. She died later at Danbury Hospital.

The reported that she danced in the annual "Nutcracker" production at the Ridgefield Playhouse and was a student at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

Counseling services will be available at Ridgefield High School and at the Ridgefield Youth Service Bureau by calling 203-470-1316 for an appointment.

Ridgefield High School posted a notice on its website offering sympathy to her family and support to the community. Here is the full post:

"The Ridgefield High School community joins together to mourn the unexpected passing of sophomore Emma Sandhu. We send our sympathies and prayers to Emma's sister Morgan (Class of 2013), her parents, family and friends.

"The high school will be open on Monday, March 17. We will begin our day with an Advisory Session and then follow a modified Day F schedule. Throughout the day support will be available beginning in Advisory class.  Counselors, psychologists and our social worker are additional resources for our students. We're also fortunate to have Comfort Therapy Dogs who will be in identified areas to aid in this process.

"This, of course, is truly a tragic time for our school community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Emma's family."

Emma Sandhu was the daughter of Jeet and Maury (Schear) Sandhu and the sister of Morgan Sandhu, who graduated from Ridgefield High School last year, according to the Kane Funeral Home website .

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, with the Rev. Joseph A. Prince officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emma E. Sandhu Scholarship Fund, Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

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