Four female University of Georgia students were killed last night in a horrific car crash. The victims were Kayla Canedo, 19, Brittany Feldman, 20, Christina Semeria, 19, and Halle Scott, 19.
Here’s everything you need to know about the tragedy.
What happened at UGA?
Four female UGA students were killed the night of April 27 after the white Toyota Camry the girls were traveling in crossed the center of the Ga. 15 highway and hit a Chevrolet Cobalt. The four victims were Kayla Canedo, 19, Brittany Feldman, 20, Christina Semeria, 19, and Halle Scott, 19. Another girl, 21-year-old Agnes Kim, survived the crash but is currently in critical condition.
The woman driving the Chevrolet Cobalt was 27-year-old Abby Short. She is also being treated at a local hospital.
Reactions to UGA Crash
A statement from Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal was released shortly after: “I join all Georgians in mourning the four University of Georgia students who passed away tragically on Wednesday evening. We pray for Agnes Kim and her family, as she fights for life. In memory and in honor of these students, I’ve ordered flags to be flown at half-staff. Today, we are all Bulldogs.”
As news spread to students, #PrayForUGA began trending on Twitter. Students, faculty, and those familiar with the story offered their prayers for the victims and their families.
The university’s president also offered condolences, saying “these students were very active in the school community,” and that the school had “never seen such a tragedy.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to the UGA students and their families who were involved in the terrible accident lastnight #PrayForUGA
— Brendan Douglas (@BDouglas44) April 28, 2016
— sela petersen (@selapetersen) April 28, 2016