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.

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.

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“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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