Yale student, advocate killed In Massachusetts crash

Gocksch was also injured in the rollover, but was listed in stable condition at Cape Cod Hospital.

Keegan, who started at Yale in fall of 2008, was an English major and about to embark on a career at The New Yorker, according to the Yale Daily News. She graduated magna cum laude five days before her death.

A 22-year-old woman, a recent graduate of Yale University, was killed Saturday in a car accident in her home state of Massachusetts.

Marina Keegan, of Wayland, was a passenger in a 1997 Lexus ES300 driven by 22-year-old Michael Gocksch, of New York, when it rolled over at least twice on Route 6, Massachusetts state police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened on the eastbound side of the roadway near exit 9 around 2:20 p.m.

In addition to writing and starring in several campus plays, Keegan served as president of the Yale College Democrats, according to the Yale Daily News. Her writing has graced the pages of the New York Times and The New Yorker, and one of her short stories aired on NPR’s “Selected Shorts” in 2011.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by local and state authorities. State police said both Keegan and Gocksch were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and speed was not a factor.