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Curry College junior killed in Canton crash

A Curry College junior died in a one-car crash in Canton early on Saturday morning, according to officials.

A statement by the Norfolk district attorney’s office said the car’s passenger, Evan Bard, 20, of Agawam, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 a.m. The unidentified male driver of the Toyota Corolla was taken to Boston Medical Center with head injuries, according to authorities.

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The car was westbound on Bolivar Street when it struck a wall and a tree, officials said.

Bard was a Curry cheerleader and class of 2014 nursing major, according to Frances Jackson, communications director at the Milton college.

“The Curry College community is deeply saddened by the loss,’’ Jackson said in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Evan’s family and friends.”

Final exams ended Saturday, but the school is providing support services to students, faculty, and staff. A grief counselor will be available at 617-333-2182. The community was also invited to visit O’Toole Chapel on campus to contribute to a condolence book.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by Canton Police.

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