Boston College senior fatally struck by taxis in New York City

A Boston College senior visiting New York for job interviews was struck and killed by two taxis, officials said.

Kelly Gordon, 22, from Brielle, N.J., was visiting her sister in Manhattan this week. She was crossing East 78th Street at York Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when she was hit by a yellow cab traveling southbound, according to a New York City police spokesman.

Another cab then hit Gordon coming from the northbound side of the street. Neither cab stopped, police said.

Police continue to search for the two cabdrivers. They will face charges, said the spokesman.

Gordon was jaywalking at the time of the incident, police said.


Gordon was a popular student at the college, studying marketing and finance in the Carroll School of Management, school officials said in a statement.

The college will dedicate all of this weekend’s Masses to the Gordon family. Information about memorial services will be posted on the college’s website.

“I ask all of you to keep Kelly and her family in your thoughts and prayers and to support each other during this difficult time,’’ said Barbara Jones, vice president for student affairs, in the statement.

Gordon is being remembered as a very nice, hard-working student. She volunteered and participated in many campus organizations, including Boston College Women in Business and 4Boston, said college spokesman Jack Dunn.

“She was very well-respected and admired in the community,’’ said Dunn. “We’re all grieving.’’

Counselors will be made available to students.

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