Medford woman identified as victim of explosions
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The second victim of three victims was identified in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford was at the marathon watching her friend. Campbell’s mother confirmed Tuesday when she went to the hospital after the blast she was told Krystle had survived with severe injuries and would be going into surgery. But Krystle had been misidentified as her friend, and in fact, had perished.
The mix up added a painful layer to the already-devastating loss.
Campbell’s mother, Patty, tearfully spoke out in Medford Tuesday.
“We’re heartbroken at the death of our daughter, Krystle Marie. She was a wonderful person. Everybody that knew her, loved her. She loved her dogs...she had a heart of gold. She was always smiling. You could not ask for a better daughter. I can’t believe this is happening. She was such a hard working in everything she did. This doesn’t make any sense,” said Krystle’s mother.
Lillian Campbell, Krystle’s grandmother, said she was an ambitious and loving person.
“Smart, ambitious, and loving. She wanted -- she never complained on what she wanted, never talked about it that much. She used to say, ‘Let’s just take one day at a time, Nana, Let’s see what happens,’” said Lillian Campbell, victim’s grandmother.
7News spoke with one of Krystle Campbell’s friends who said Krystle was one of the best people she knew.
Krystle Campbell had worked at the Summer Shack restaurant. The restaurant sent out a tweet Tuesday saying, “The Summer Shack family is devastated by the loss of our beloved Krystle Campbell. Please keep her & her family in your thoughts & prayers.”
The mayor of Medford also talked to 7News about Campbell.
Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester was also killed in the explosions Monday. The third victim has not been identified.
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