Boston Marathon

Charlotte Observer
9:47 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Some From Charlotte Are Among Boston Blast Victims

Nicole Gross, who was waiting at the finish line for her mother to complete the marathon, sustained compound leg fractures in explosions.
Credit John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

  BOSTON A Charlotte woman who was seriously hurt in the Boston Marathon explosions faces additional surgery, her brother-in-law said Tuesday morning.

Nicole Gross, 31, a personal trainer at the Charlotte Athletic Club, was behind a temporary fence at the finish line with her husband, Michael, when the explosions went off. They were waiting for her mother, Carol Downing, to complete the 26.2-mile race. Nicole’s sister, Erica, was also hurt in the explosions and was in critical condition Tuesday morning.

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