VERO BEACH, Fla. — A 20-year-old member of a Massachusetts college rowing team died in a crash Wednesday morning in Vero Beach.
The College of the Holy Cross identified the woman as Grace Rett of Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Rett was a sophomore at the college in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Thirteen people were injured in the crash, and at least seven were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, according to Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey. He said those at Lawnwood were in serious but stable condition, while others with less severe injuries had been released.
Currey said police were in the “very preliminary” stages of the investigation but so far, there are no charges, and alcohol was not considered a factor.
He said it is believed the team’s van pulled into the path of a truck as it turned. He said it was believed both motorists had solid green lights at the time of the crash. The truck was traveling north and struck the van in the front right passenger side.
Currey said Rett was sitting in the front passenger seat and was wearing a seat belt.
There were 20 members of the team in two vans making their way to practice for a mid-winter training camp. The second van, carrying coaching staff and support, was behind the one involved in the crash.