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4 Pepperdine students killed in Malibu collision by speeding BMW driver: officials

A speeding BMW allegedly killed four Pepperdine University seniors who were walking in Malibu, California, Tuesday night along a treacherous stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, police said. 

The university identified the victims as Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir and Deslyn Williams, who were all students at Seaver College School of the Arts.

“To the students who loved, lived with, and were in community with the departed members of our Pepperdine family, my heart is broken with yours,” Pepperdine’s president, Jim Gash, said in a statement Wednesday. “I join you in your grief as we process this profound loss.”

“Indeed, one of the greatest mysteries of life is when and why our time on this earth is cut short,” Gash said in his statement. “In such times, we hold firm to our faith in the God who sustains and nourishes us even when—and especially when—we experience life’s most significant losses.”

Mitch Picasso contributed to this report.

Rebecca Rosenberg is a veteran journalist and book author with a focus on crime and criminal justice. Email tips to rebecca.rosenberg@fox.com and @ReRosenberg.

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