Cyclist, 28, killed Friday remembered as dedicated educator

The Boston College community is mourning the death of a 28-year-old graduate student who died Friday in a bicycle accident on Huntington Avenue.

Kelsey Rennebohm, a student at the Boston College Lynch School of Education who studied mental health counseling, was killed Friday night.

“Rennebohm was a gifted student and an experienced teacher who worked to provide high-quality instruction and support services for all children,’’ the college said in a statement.

Few details have been released about the circumstances of her death, but officials are investigating the possible involvement of a Route 39 MBTA bus, authorities have said.

The accident occured about 10:25 p.m. at the intersection of Forsyth Street and Huntington Avenue, according to Transit and Boston Police, who are conducting a joint investigation.


Originally from Seattle, Rennebohm was a 2006 graduate of Barnard College in Manhattan, where she also worked for two years teaching Spanish to seventh- and eighth-graders, according to the college and an online resume.

The school said it was working with the Rennebohm family to make arrangements for a public observance of her life at a future date.

Calls Sunday to the Rennebohm’s Seattle home, and to Boston College, were not immediately returned.

Joe Pesaturo said on Saturday that police have questioned the bus driver. On Saturday, Pesaturo declined to identify the driver but said he was 45, had been with the MBTA nearly six years, and has a good record.

Officer Nicole Grant, a Boston Police spokeswoman said Sunday that no charges have been brought.

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