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Holy Cross Student Killed, 13 Injured In Florida Crash

College of the Holy Cross Student Grace Rett was killed in a bus crash Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Photo courtesy Holy Cross)
College of the Holy Cross Student Grace Rett was killed in a bus crash Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Photo courtesy Holy Cross)

A member of the College of the Holy Cross women's rowing team was killed and 13 other people were injured in a "serious crash" while traveling to a meet in Florida, said Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey.

Grace Rett, 20, of Uxbridge was killed in the crash, according to a Holy Cross statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Grace’s family, friends and teammates at this time," Office of Chaplains Director Marybeth Kearns-Barrett said in a statement.

Students on campus were invited to meet with counselors and chaplains on campus.

The team was in two vans heading to a match when one was struck by a man driving a red pickup truck, Currey said. Initial reports indicate that the van turned into the path of the truck.

As of 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, six students and a team coach were still in area hospitals, according to Holy Cross Vice President for Student Affairs Michelle Murray.

Police are still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed.

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