Hendrick Motorsports has confirmed that the MIT police officer killed last night in a confrontation with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is the brother of a machinist employed by the race team.
The organization issued the following statement Friday:
"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Hendrick Motorsports are with Andrew Collier and his family.
"Andrew, a machinist in the Hendrick Motorsports engine department, tragically lost his brother, Officer Sean Collier, last night in Cambridge, Mass. We ask that the family’s privacy be considered during this difficult time."
According to the statement, Andrew Collier, 25, joined Hendrick Motorsports in September 2008.