MILTON, Ga. — A ribbon hangs from the iconic arch at the University of Georgia to honor four young women killed in a car wreck late Wednesday evening.
Brittany Feldman, 20; Halle Scott, 19; Kayla Canedo, 19; and Christina Semeria, 19, died Wednesday night when the car they were riding in crossed the center line and crashed into another car.
Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik spoke with a close family friend who says the last song Christina Semeria wrote is helping her family deal with this tragedy. %
Semeria was very involved in her church in Milton, singing in the church choir and writing her own music. A piece she recently wrote is taking on much more meaning for her family.
"She had this amazing voice, just super rich and incredibly powerful," friend Jonathan Wolfe said of Christina.
Wolfe said Semeria had an angelic voice.
"The words to the song just completely undid me," Wolfe told Petchenik.
Wolfe said the song is now helping Semeria's family cope with unimaginable tragedy: her death and the deaths of three close friends Wednesday night on a country road in Oconee County.
"There's a mystery in why this was allowed to happen," Wolfe said. %
Wolfe watched Semeria grow up at Birmingham United Methodist Church in Milton.
"Her nickname was Tiny, because she was small," Wolfe told Petchenik.
But what she lacked in size, Wolfe said she more than made up for with her passion, drive and smarts, illustrated by her very last post on Instagram just four days before her death.
"Don't be blinded so much by the temporary so much that you can't allow yourself to see the fact that God has been here the whole time and HE is madly in love with you," Semeria sang in the song. "The great assurance we have is every one of these girls was a believer. They were madly in love with God, as he was with them."
Semeria's family was finalizing her funeral arrangements Friday.
Petchenik learned the YMCA is setting up a scholarship in the names of two of her friends.
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