Nina Kapur, a respected reporter at CBS New York, has passed away at age 26.
On Sunday, Kapur’s very own station reported that the journalist — who joined the team in June 2019 — was involved in a moped accident on Saturday and later died at Bellevue Hospital.
While remembering Kapur “for her contagious smile and love for storytelling,” the channel added, “She will be missed.”
A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to People on Monday that officers responded to a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision in the Greenpoint neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Authorities say a 26-year-old man was operating a Revel motorbike when he swerved “for an unknown reason,” sending him and his passenger, Kapur, onto the roadway.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Per her LinkedIn, Kapur graduated from Syracuse University in 2016, earning a bachelor’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism.
Prior to joining CBS New York, she worked as a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at WDVM, and as a reporter for News 12 Connecticut.
After the devastating news broke, several of Kapur’s colleagues paid their respects on social media.
Finding it hard to report today, but pulling myself together because I know @ninakapur1 wouldn’t want me to fall apart. She was a true angel on earth, and now she is a real one in heaven. Love you, Nina! RIP. @CBSNewYork and the world lost one of its best. pic.twitter.com/cTH1ZRoXuH— John Dias (@JohnBDias) July 20, 2020
In an emotional post on Facebook, Kapur’s former WDVM colleague Aliah Williamson remembered Nina as “incredibly talented, impressive, and confident.”
“She made life look so worth living. There wasn’t a trip she didn’t take, an adventure she didn’t go after, a moment she didn’t live life to the fullest,” Williamson wrote. “I wanted to live like Nina someday, but now I want to live like her today. Because life can be too short and you never know what tomorrow will bring.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nina’s family and loved ones for their tragic loss.