A Boston University graduate student from Southborough died this morning in an accident on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Twenty-three year old Christopher Weigl was killed when his bicycle collided with a tractor-trailer as the vehicle was making a turn onto Saint Paul Street.
Late today, the bicyclist was identified as Christopher Weigl, a graduate student at BU”s College of Communication, where faculty and students spent today mourning the death of one of their own, a clarinet-playing Eagle Scout eager to tell human stories with his camera.
“He was a terrific young man who would have made a spectacular photojournalist,’’ said Mitchell Zuckoff, a Boston University professor who worked closely with Weigl, who was in the first semester of the BU graduate program in photojournalism.
Christopher Weigl was interviewed for a multimedia profile by fellow student Sarah Ganzhorn.
Zuckoff, a former Boston Globe reporter, said Weigl sent him a paper just last night. “He was incredibly well-liked. He had all the tools you would ever hope for when thinking about hiring a journalist,’’ Zuckoff said.
Please join me in keeping the Weigl family in your thoughts and prayers. A fellow BU student did a multimedia profile of Weigl for a class project. You can view it here.