Vigil held for Boston U. students killed in crash

Boston University student Blake Wrobbel, of Los Angeles, right, gets emotional during a candlelight vigil on Marsh Plaza at Boston University, May 12, 2012, for three students studying in New Zealand who were killed when their minivan crashed during a weekend trip.
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(AP) BOSTON - Hundreds of Boston University students have held a candlelight vigil for three classmates killed in a minivan crash in New Zealand, where they were studying.

Junior Tori Pinheiro says her boyfriend, Austin Brashears, was among those who died in the Saturday morning accident. She cried at the Boston vigil as she recalled how friendly he was and how much she loved him.

She says he recently had left her a voicemail saying he missed her and she has been playing it repeatedly.

3 BU students killed in New Zealand crash

Brashears was from Huntington Beach, Calif. The university says the other students killed were Daniela Lekhno, of Manalapan, N.J., and Roch Jauberty, whose parents live in Paris.

New Zealand police say the students were traveling near a North Island vacation town when their minivan drifted to the side of the road and then rolled over.