Student's inspirational words live on after crash
DENNIS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A recent graduate, just about to start her career at a prominent magazine, was killed in a crash on the Cape over the weekend. Her work is now getting a lot of recognition after her death.
Marina Keegan, just 22 years old, graduated from Yale last week. She was set to begin her career at the New Yorker.
At her young age, Marina was already prolific; she had begun blogging for the New Yorker and had written a piece for the New York Times on her unease with Wall Street recruiters. She had also helped write a musical that is set to be performed in New York City.
Sadly, she did not live to see it. Marina died Saturday in a single-car crash on Route 6 in Dennis.
Her boyfriend, a fellow Yale graduate, was at the wheel and survived. Police say both were wearing seatbelts and that speed was not a factor.
While marina's life was cut short, her words are living on. An essay she wrote for the Yale Daily News called "The Opposite of Loneliness" has gone viral.
In it she talks about the future for herself and fellow grads:
“The notion that it's too late to do anything is comical. It's hilarious. We're graduating college. We're so young. We can't, we must not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it's all we have."
Links to the essay have been tweeted and re-tweeted. It's been printed and posted in papers around the world.
Keegan's parents are planning a memorial service for Saturday in Wayland.