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Holy Cross Coach Responsible For Causing Car Crash That Killed One And Injured Several Other Team Members

According to the preliminary crash report, the long-time head coach of the Holy Cross women’s rowing team made several spontaneous remarks after the collision that killed one team member some months ago.

The report said the 43-year old man said, “Please let me have had a green light. Did I have a green arrow? God, please let me have had a green arrow.”

According to the report, while the light was green, witnesses said there was no green turn arrow. Investigators concluded the 43-year old man was at fault for failing to yield to an oncoming pickup truck, which smashed into the passenger side of the van.

Grace Rett, 20, died at the scene after being extricated from the front passenger seat by paramedics.

Several other team members and both drivers, were also injured in the crash. The rowing team from Mass. was in town for practice, and was taking team members to an early morning practice in two rented passenger vans.

No charges have been filed yet as the Palm Beach Sheriff Office and the Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating what may have triggered the crash. Anyone with extra information is encouraged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law. It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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