Mass. crash victim had just graduated from Yale

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A Yale University graduate who died in a Massachusetts car crash just days after commencement had implored her classmates to "make something happen to this world" in her final student newspaper column.

Police say 22-year-old Marina Keegan, of Wayland, was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday afternoon's crash in the town of Dennis on Cape Cod.

Her mother told the Cape Cod Times ( that she and her boyfriend were on her way to the family vacation home in Wellfleet.

The car's driver, 22-year-old Michael Gocksch, of Centerport, N.Y., survived.

Keegan's writing had been published in The New York Times. She had accepted a job at The New Yorker. Her final Yale Daily News column was widely shared on social media after her death.



Keegan's essay:


Information from: Cape Cod Times,