Transcript for Van carrying college rowing team crashes, killing 1
horrific and deadly van crash in Florida tonight involving a college women's rowing team. Several student athletes and their coach hospitalized tonight. And one student did not survive. A sophomore who had just set a world record. And just yesterday, she celebrated her 20th birthday. Here's ABC's Victor Oquendo. Reporter: The scene is devastating. We have several victims stuck inside a van. They may need to be extricated from the van. Reporter: This mangled van transporting the college of the holy cross women's rowing team, when it violently crashed with this red pickup, killing sophomore grace rett and injuring 12. The team, split in two vans, on their way to a training session this morning in Vero Beach, Florida. 20-year-old rett was a rising star in the rowing community. Last month, setting a world record for indoor rowing. A grueling 62 hours nonstop. My teammates were stopping by, facetiming. Texts coming in on my fitbit every two minute us. That was the coolest part for sure. Reporter: She had just celebrated her birthday Tuesday. Grace was a light to all who knew her. She was incredibly passionate and hard-working. Reporter: The school said six other students and a coach were hospitalized with different injuries. The cause of the crash is under David? Victor, thank you.
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