Grace Rett, 20, killed and several injured in van crash in Vero Beach, Florida

Modified Date: 
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 1:23pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Holy Cross Student Killed, 11 Injured When Rowing Team’s Van Crashes In Florida

The van, which was carrying the Holy Cross rowers, and a pickup truck were both heavily damaged in the crash.

Holy Cross rower killed in van crash just weeks after setting a world record

With encouragement from her friends and family, Rett rowed 383,000 meters or 237.55 miles in 62 hours and 3 seconds.

‘Light to all who knew her’: Holy Cross remembers student killed in tragic crash involving women’s rowing team

Rett leaves behind her parents and a young sister who she was best friends with, according to Desimone.

Holy Cross rallying around rowers injured in crash while mourning loss of Grace Rett

Rudy Antoncic is a member of the Holy Cross men’s rowing team and Rett was his resident assistant in a dorm. He started a GoFundMe page to help pay for the medical needs of the surviving team members.

Former Holy Cross Rowing Coach Cited After Fatal Crash

The former Holy Cross rowing coach who was driving a team van when it was involved in a deadly crash in Florida has been cited. Police say Patrick Diggins drove directly into the path of an oncoming truck at an intersection in Vero Beach.

Family, friends honoring Holy Cross crew member killed in tragic accident with rowing marathon

Now, dozens of family members, friends, and teammates are participating in the “Grace to the Finish” marathon, where they will match her record by rowing for an hour apiece. 

‘Grace Was A Bright Light’: Holy Cross Remembers One-Year Anniversary Of Tragic Crash

Rett is remembered as a hardworking athlete and student who inspired others to also try their hardest.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Grace Rett
Patrick Diggins

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