Family mourns Columbia student who died in crash

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Posted: Jan 15, 2016 11:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for an outdoor service in New York City to say goodbye to a Columbia University student killed in a crash in Honduras.

Daniella Moffson and her friends Olivia Varley Erhardt and Abigail Flanagan were killed Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep cliff. The three traveled to Honduras as part of Columbia University's Medical Brigade Program.

The Daily News of New York reports (http://nydn.us/1UVjYqm ) that Moffson's father gave a eulogy Friday at the service. He said she was giving and beautiful and went on the trip as a reward for her school efforts.

Family friend Adena Berkowitz tells the newspaper Moffson was a special young woman.

A dozen more Americans were injured in the crash, which investigators say was caused by a mechanical failure.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com