Student Dies in Bike Accident

Morrill Was Scheduled to Attend Ed School in Sept.

A Milton women who was scheduled to enroll in the Harvard Graduate School of Education in September died Saturday in a bicycle accident on Matha's Vineyard.

Laurie Morrill was riding her bicycle on the resort Island when her bike's brakes locked and she struck a car, according to a police report of the incident.

Morrill, 27, suffered what police described as severe head injuries and was taken to Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

She was later transferred to Boston City Hospital, where she died at 9:51 p.m. according to the police report.

A police official in Edgartown, the municipality where the accident took place, said the investigation of the accident is ongoing.


So far, no charges have been field against the driver of the car, Richard K. Morse, 70, of St. Louis, Mo.

Morrill graduated from Columbia in 1987, where she majored in urban studies.

A funeral mass has been scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth Church in Milton. Complete arrangements are yet to be announced.

Morrill is survived by her parents, Ronald and Hilda, and two siblings.