• Remembering UGA students killed in crash

    By: Hope Jensen


    Four UGA students killed in a crash in Oconee County Wednesday night were from metro Atlanta.

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    Police identified the girls as Kayla Canedo, 19, of Alpharetta; Brittany Feldman, 20, of Alpharetta; Christina Semeria, 19, of Milton; and Halle Scott, 19, of Dunwoody. The driver of the car, Agnes Kim, 21, of Snellville is hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center.

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    The girls were killed when the Camry they were riding in crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming car on Hwy. 15 in Watkinsville. Police say they do not know what caused the car to cross the road, but alcohol was not a contributing factor.

    All of the women in the car were wearing seatbelts except for Semeria, who was seated behind Kim, according to the GSP. 
    Semeria was ejected in the crash, which remained under investigation. No details were released on a possible cause of crash, but alcohol was not a factor, GSP told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

    UGA students killed in crash

    (From left to right)

    Christina Semeria

    Christina Semeria was from Alpharetta and also graduated from Milton High School, according to her Facebook page. The 19-year-old was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and worked at Chick-fil-A.

    "Christina, she could sing beautifully, she played the guitar," said friend and UGA student Michaela Baker.

    Halle Scott

    Halle Scott is a 2014 graduate of Dunwoody High School 
    Principal Tom McFerrin said Scott was an excellent student and an even better person.
    "She would just light up the school, every time she walked in. Just remember that smile. It was contagious," McFerrin said. 
    The principal says Scott’s impact is still felt throughout the school.
    "She was involved in so many activities here, from student government to cheerleading squad for 4four years," McFerrin said.
    Thursday morning, McFerrin learned Scott was among four UGA students killed in a car crash in Oconee County.
    "It's just a tragic, tragic event," McFerrin said.
    He says Scott’s death has left the Dunwoody community in shock.
    "Always had that smile. Every picture you see her in she's in a group of people smiling, hugging.  Those are the great memories. You've got to remember that."
    The 19-year-old was a member of the Tri-Delta sorority at UGA. Tributes are beginning to build up on her Facebook page, describing Halle as “the sweetest, most genuine girl” and “a beautiful person inside and out.”

    Kayla Canedo

    According to Kayla Canedo’s Facebook page, the 19-year-old was from Alpharetta and graduated from Milton High School. 
    She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at UGA and at one time worked at the YMCA Camp High Harbour.
    "My heart just broke, sunk," said Drew Hullinger with Camp High Harbour.
    Canedo, as well as crash victim Brittany Feldman, worked with Hullinger at the YMCA sleep-away camp in Cartersville.
    "They were mature beyond their years. They were great role models. The impact they had, not just inside the gates, but outside the camp gates, will truly be missed," Hullinger said of the girls.

    Brittany Feldman

    Brittany Felman’s Facebook page says the 20-year-old is from north Fulton County and also graduated from Milton High School. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at UGA and also worked at YMCA Camp High Harbour at one time. Brittany and Kayla were friends long before attending UGA. A photo on Facebook shows the two of them together as children. Brittany posted a video of her and Kayla playing piano together earlier this year.

    Agnes Kim

    Agnes Kim
    Agnes Kim
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    Agnes Kim is hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center. She is from Snellville and attended Brookwood High school. The 21-year-old was involved with the organization CURE at UGA, according to her Facebook page.

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