Holy Cross student rower killed in Florida crash

Grace Rett

A student at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusets on her way to rowing in Florida was killed Wednesday morning when a pickup hit a passenger car that, according to local authorities and the college, carried several members of the women's team.

In an email to the faculty and students, the college identified the student as Grace Rett, a member of the 2022 class. According to police, Ms. Rett, who turned 20 the day before the crash, died of her injuries on Crime scene .

Vero Beach Police Department chief David Currey told reporters that the accident injured 13 people, including several members of the Holy Cross team.

Some of the injured were brought to the Cleveland Clinic's Indian River Hospital. Others, including the pickup driver, were transported to the accident center at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, but their conditions were not immediately known. Their names were not published immediately.

"There are definitely some serious injuries," said Chief Currey.

"The college is in contact with the families of our students and the Florida authorities," said John Hill, a college spokesman. "We are gathering more information and making plans to help those involved."