NJ Woman Hit by 2 Taxis Dies: Police

The Boston College student was in Manhattan to interview for jobs, her family said

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014  |  Updated 10:24 AM EDT
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A 22-year-old Boston College student from New Jersey was struck by two taxis and killed as she and her stepsister tried to cross an Upper East Side street late Thursday. Jen Maxfield reports.

A 22-year-old Boston College student from New Jersey was struck by two taxis and killed as she and her stepsister tried to cross an Upper East Side street late Thursday. Jen Maxfield reports.

A 22-year-old Boston College student from New Jersey was struck by two taxis and killed as she and her stepsister tried to cross an Upper East Side street late Thursday, authorities and her family say.

Kelly Gordon, of Brielle, N.J., was on York Avenue at East 84th Street when she was hit by a taxi heading south on the avenue around 11:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.

After the first impact, she was hit again by another taxi heading north in the opposite lane.

Gordon's devastated family told NBC 4 New York that she was in Manhattan to interview for jobs, and had been out to dinner earlier in the evening celebrating interviews that went well. Gordon was the oldest of five siblings.

"She was so great and had so much going for her," said a childhood friend, Jillian Bucklew.

Barb Jones, vice president for student affairs at Boston College, said in a letter to students Friday that Gordon was studying marketing and finance in the college's Carroll School of Management. She had been set to graduate this year. 

Gordon was unconscious when crews arrived and was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with severe head trauma, police say. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Both taxi drivers were at the scene when officers arrived, police say. No one has been arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.  

--Jen Maxfield contributed to this story

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