Standout rower Grace Rett, 20, from Uxbridge was killed Wednesday morning when a van carrying the Holy Cross women's rowing team collided with a pickup truck in Vero Beach, Florida.

The College of Holy Cross confirmed that Rett died in the crash. She was a sophomore at the school and had attended Marianapolis in Thompson, Connecticut. Last month she broke the world record for longest continual indoor rowing, keeping at it for two days and 14 hours.

Other members of the Holy Cross team suffered injuries in Wednesday's accident, some serious, according to David Currey, police chief in Vero Beach. Police said 10 students, the driver from Holy Cross and the driver of the truck are being treated at Florida hospitals. Some were treated and released.

Rett was in the front passenger seat of the van when it was hit by the pickup, the chief said. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

In a statement, Holy Cross said, "This morning, members of the Holy Cross women's rowing team were involved in a serious crash while traveling in Florida. The College is in contact with authorities in Florida and is in the process of gathering more information. Holy Cross has been in touch with the families of those students and coaches and is offering support for all those involved. We ask that you keep all those involved and their families in your prayers at this time."

The van involved in the crash was one of two transporting Holy Cross team members. The team was in Florida for winter training. The crash happened not far from an area of the Indian River where rowing teams practice. Vero Beach has teams from all over the country visiting for winter training, the police chief said.

Rett was the daughter of Christopher and Mary Jo Rett. She has one sister, Brianne Rett. She was double-majoring in English and psychology at the college.

At Holy Cross, the college chaplain's office opened the Bud Ryan Room at the Luth Center on campus for students and staff needing support.

According to www.tcpalm.com, a Gannett news website in Florida, the crash occurred on Indian River Boulevard at the base of the Merrill P. Barber Bridge.

Police are working with the state attorney's office to investigate the crash. Witnesses said the van was headed south and turned in front of the truck, according to Currey, who said the investigation is in its preliminary stages. The truck was headed north at the time of the crash. The chief said that both vehicles had green lights when the crash occurred.

"If you're southbound and wanting to turn left to cross over the Barber Bridge to reach our beach side, one must yield," he said, again adding that the information is preliminary.

The chief said police will be looking at the vehicles, the weather and other factors involved in the crash before making any determination of who is at fault.

No charges have been filed against either of the drivers.

Seven of the victims from Holy Cross were taken by helicopters to Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce, while the drivers of both vehicles and two students were taken by ambulance to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. The chief said Lawnwood is a trauma hospital and several of those taken there suffered serious injuries.

The crash was reported about 7:30 a.m. Sunrise in Vero Beach was at 7:13 a.m. Wednesday.

Currey said it appears that Rett was wearing a seatbelt when the collision occurred.