18-year-old killed in crash just days before she was supposed to start college

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A Peachtree City mother was planning to move her 18-year-old daughter into her college dorm. Now she's planning her funeral.

18-year-old Jasmine Williams was killed this week in a crash just two days before she was supposed to start college.

Police say that on Monday night around 7:30 p.m., Williams' car went off the road on Highway 34 in Coweta County. They believe the car went airborne and flipped at least seven times before hitting a concrete post and a fire hydrant. Williams' was ejected and died at the scene.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Channel 2's Tom Jones spoke to Williams' mother, who says just the day before the accident, she was helping her daughter pack for college at Clayton State University.

"I was saying I'm not ready for you to go yet. I'm not ready," Karen Williams told Jones. "And she just grabbed me and said 'I'm going to be ok and you're going to be okay.'


Williams, a nurse, said she spent sleepless nights after the crash worrying that her daughter died alone.

"I kept apologizing to her saying I wish I had been there. I wanted to be there," Williams said.

She says she was comforted to learned that several people got out of their cars to try to help Jasmine in her last moments. A man contacted Williams and told her he was at the scene along with a nurse who gave Jasmine CPR -- as well as about 10 people who were just praying with her and holding her hand.

"There were angels there with her making sure she was not by herself," Williams said. "If nothing else that was a gift to me and my family to know that."

Williams, who graduated from McIntosh High School, will be laid to rest Monday.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.