- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two University of New Mexico students who were killed in a car crash last year have received posthumous degrees.

KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://bit.ly/1GXyg1r) that the family of Briana Hillard and Matthew Grant accepted diplomas for them during a commencement ceremony Saturday.

Family members representing Hillard and Grant walked across the stage when their names were called.

Classmates say it meant a lot to have them both be part of the day.

Hillard and Grant, who were both 21, died Nov. 21 when the driver of a stolen truck collided with the car they were riding in.



The collision also injured two other New Mexico students.

Prosecutors say the driver, Joshua Leal, had methamphetamine in his system. Leal is facing multiple charges, including two counts of homicide.

___

Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide