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4 University of Georgia students killed in crash

Campus gathering planned after fatal crash

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WATKINSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia State Patrol has identified the four University of Georgia students killed in a car crash in Oconee County on Wednesday evening.


GSP Capt. Mark Perry named the victims as 19-year-old Kayla Canedo and 20-year-old Brittany Feldman, both of Alpharetta; 19-year-old Christina Semeria of Milton; and 19-year-old Halle Scott of Dunwoody.

 

All of the victims were from the Atlanta suburbs.

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said two mid-sized sedans, one northbound and the other southbound, collided just after 9 p.m. on Georgia State Route 15 just outside Watkinsville.

The State Patrol said the driver of the car carrying five students, 21-year-old Agnes Kim of Snellville, Georgia, who is also a student, remained in critical condition at an Athens hospital late Thursday morning.

The driver of the other car was taken to a hospital, but their condition wasn't available.

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead issued a statement early Thursday calling the crash "heartbreaking and tragic." He asks that the public "keep these students and their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers."

 

Morehead said there would be a 5 p.m. gathering on the Athens campus to come together and care for one another during "this time of tremendous sadness."