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Newton neighbor worried about NYC attack survivor

NEWTON, Mass. — A neighbor of the Massachusetts man wounded in the bike path attack in New York City says she's worried about the long-term impact of losing five friends.

Kristin Hyer is a friend and neighbor of Martin Marro, who was born in Argentina and now lives in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton.

Hyer says her 12-year-old son plays on the same soccer team as Marro's son. Marro was celebrating his 30th high school reunion in New York with classmates visiting from Argentina when a truck driver plowed into people on Tuesday, killing eight.

Five of the dead were friends of Marro, who was injured.

Hyer says she can't stop thinking about the family. She tells The Associated Press: "I can't imagine what it must be like to go through seeing all of your best friends die in front of you and what he'll carry forward with him."

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