College student killed in two-vehicle crash in Florida

UPDATE: Holy Cross rower from Atlanta released after crash

»RELATED: College student killed, 12 others injured after Florida crash involving rowing team

Paige Cohen, a junior from Atlanta, was released from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center on Saturday afternoon  in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Massachusetts school wrote in a statement Sunday. 

Before she attended Holy Cross, Cohen was a member of the Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, according to the school’s website. She stroked the varsity eight to a second-place finish at the 2016 Head of the Hooch Regatta. That was the highest finish in club history, according to the website.

Grace Rett, a sophomore from Uxbridge, Massachusetts, died in Wednesday’s crash in Vero Beach, Florida, a day after her 20th birthday. 

The team’s rented transport van was carrying about 12 students when the driver made a left turn into the path of a red truck, police have said. 

Police said a preliminary investigation suggests the van driver may have failed to yield, causing the crash.
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Maegan Moriarty, a senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut, was released Thursday. The other members of the team injured in the crash were identified by the college as Anne Comcowich, Maggie O’Leary, Bianca McIver, Hannah Strom and coach Patrick Diggins. 

“We ask for continued prayers for the four Holy Cross students, our rowing coach, and the driver of the truck as they continue to recover in the hospital,” the school said after Cohen’s release. 

The college is offering counseling to students as they return to campus for the start of the spring semester.

Rich Barak of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

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