WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH)-a member of the Holy Cross-women’s rowing team killed on Wednesday in an accident in Vero Beach, Florida, was a “light for all who knew her,” Michele Murray, dean of students, said with tears.
According to an Indian, Grace Rett, a 20-year-old young man from Uxbridge, died after a car truck in which she rode with her crew members 07:30, collided with a red Dodge Ram bakkie near the Barber Bridge. Spokesperson of River Fire County Rescue.
The head coach of the College and ten of Rett’s teammates had to be pulled out of the wreck. They were all brought with different ailments to hospitals in the area, including seven victims who acquired ‘ trauma level injuries ‘. The bakkie was also included in the hospital.
Rett, who was after the accident in cardiac arrest, was declared dead on the scene.
Four individuals have since been treated and released from the hospital. The names of all who were involved in the accident have not yet been made known.
Murray says the rowing team was in Vero Beach for winter exercises prior to their competitive season.
‘ Grace was a light to all who knew her. She was incredibly passionate and hard-working, “Murray said to reporters on an afternoon conference in Worcester. Many of you would have seen evidence of this because she set up the world record for continual ore.
Rett set the world record for interior rowing for her age group in 23 hours 237.55 miles.
Vero Beach, police chief, David E. Currey, said Rett had just become 20 years old on Tuesday.
“It was a terrible loss for our community,” Murray said when students started gathering at the campus Athletics Centre to grieve the unspeakable loss. ‘ It was a terrible shock. My mind is really at Grace’s family and with her teammates. ”
A preliminary investigation indicates that the two vehicles were driving in opposite directions when the collision took place. Currey said the Motorchariot was hit when he turned and that both vehicles had green lights.
Murray says the university community is “incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love and support. “
Rett’s family is headed to Florida, along with a number of officials of the school, added Murray.
The pastor of the family rushed to be at Rett’s mother, who is working in Worcester as a music teacher, after she learned that her daughter was dead.
Pastor Nick Desihormones from St. Mary’s Parish described Rett as a person of ‘ deep and sustained faith ‘.
“She was really an example for other young people in relation to faith, family and all the wonderful qualities she owns,” Add Decihormones.
Desihormones say Rett come from a house where religion was important. She went to a Catholic primary school and high school before going to live at Holy Cross.
‘ She did what she loved. She was a wêreldrekordmaker in rowing, “said Desihormones.” Grace had only one of those personalities that were attractive, loving, and creative. ‘
According to Desihormones, Rett her parents and a young sister with whom she was the best girlfriends.