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Boston University graduate killed by car in snowstorm in Mission Hill Boston University graduate killed by car in snowstorm in Mission Hill
  • Jessica Cosman, 22, was killed after she was hit by a car Saturday evening 
  • The recent Boston graduate was struck while walking in Mission Hill
  • The 20-year-old driver lost control of his car near Hillside and Sunset streets
  •  Cosman graduated from Boston University with a degree in Biochemistry

A 22-year-old Boston woman was killed when she was struck by a car during a snow storm on Saturday.

Jessica Cosman, from Grafton, was walking on the sidewalk near the Hillside and Sunset streets in the Mission Hill neighborhood when a driver lost control and hit her, NECN reported. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

 Jessica Cosman, 22,  from Grafton, was killed while walking on the sidewalk near the Hillside and Sunset streets in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston

Jessica Cosman, 22,  from Grafton, was killed while walking on the sidewalk near the Hillside and Sunset streets in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston

 Scenes from the crash in Mission Hill: The 20-year-old driver, whose name was not released, remained at scene of the crash and has not been charged as of yet

Scenes from the crash in Mission Hill: The 20-year-old driver, whose name was not released, remained at scene of the crash and has not been charged as of yet

The 20-year-old driver, whose name was not released, remained at scene of the crash and has not been charged as of yet, police said.

Witness Katy Boyd told NECN she ran out of her home when she heard 'a crash and screaming.'

Boyd said when she arrived outside she found a woman trapped underneath a car and rushed to help Cosman, but to no avail. 

 
 The 22-year-old pictured in Facebook photo, graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology

The 22-year-old pictured in Facebook photo, graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology

 Colleagues described Cosman as a 'talented and dedicated' colleague with a 'bright future ahead of her

Colleagues described Cosman as a 'talented and dedicated' colleague with a 'bright future ahead of her

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and said poor weather conditions may have played a role. Nearby residents said the snow storm had been causing issues on the road all day.

Cosman was a graduate of Grafton Memorial High School and graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. 

She had been working as a research associate at Relay Therapeutics in Cambridge. 

 Police say the poor weather conditions may have played a role in the crash 

Police say the poor weather conditions may have played a role in the crash 

 The crash occured near the Sunset and Hillside streets in Mission Hill 

The crash occured near the Sunset and Hillside streets in Mission Hill 

The company released a statement describing Cosman as a 'talented and dedicated' colleague with a 'bright future ahead of her.'

'We are stunned and devastated by her loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jessica's family and friends at this difficult time.'  

A Grafton Memorial High School teacher posted her condolences on Facebook on Saturday.   

'Heartbroken to learn that the Grafton community has experienced the loss of yet another young alumni, said Beth Lambert.

'Jessica Cosman, 22, is the pedestrian who was struck in Boston during today's storm.  Keeping her family, friends, and the Grafton community in my thoughts and prayers.' 


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