June 7, 2016
Pitts Carr and Alex Weatherby
College Students Remembered After Deadly Crash
Four college sophomores from the University of Georgia lost their lives after a crash that occurred in late April. The women were quickly honored at a gathering filled with friends, family, sorority sisters and classmates.
According to reports, a 911 call was made around 9 p.m. on April 27. A woman local to Athens, Georgia, was on the other end of the line. She reportedly told dispatchers that a car had swerved in front of her and that she had not been able to stop.
According to the Red and Black newspaper. at 8:55 p.m., a Toyota Camry with five occupants crossed the center line. The Camry allegedly struck another vehicle head on. The media has reported that the first officers arrived on scene at 9:25 p.m., and three women in the rear of the Camry were pronounced deceased. A fourth passenger, who was reportedly seated in the front passenger seat, was transported to the hospital for treatment but later passed away.
Kim was also transported to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
Further details of the crash were not made available. The loss was felt throughout UGA and the State of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the UGA students who had been killed in the crash.
Accidents such as this are a tragedy. If you drive a vehicle in Georgia, state law requires that you maintain an auto insurance policy. If the other party involved in your accident has too little or no coverage, you may be left without viable recourse. This is where underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage can assist you. When you are facing a lawsuit, it is important to have an experienced attorney like Carr & Weatherby on your side.