2 college students die in Denmark boat crash while studying abroad

Linsey Malia was killed in a boat crash in the Copenhagen Harbor. 

Stonehill College

HELSINKI -- Police on Monday investigated the circumstances surrounding a boating accident that claimed the lives of two American women who were studying abroad in Denmark.

CBS Boston reports Stonehill College student Linsey Malia, from Easton, Mass., was traveling on a boat with a group of students in the Copenhagen Harbor on Saturday. She was killed when a high-speed jet ski struck the vessel.

"The Stonehill community is deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey Malia '18," Stonehill College's Director of Communications and Media Relations Martin McGovern said in a written statement. "Linsey was a model student and member of the College community." 

Malia was a peer mentor, a teaching assistant, a member of the Moreau Honors Program, a work-study student within athletics and a volunteer with multiple campus partners, McGovern said. 

According to the Boston Herald, another woman also died in the collision. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.

At least five others on board suffered minor injuries.  

Eight people suspected in the crash have been detained, police said. 

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.