WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Four female University of Georgia students have been killed and another student critically injured in a car crash.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry tells local news outlets the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided just after 9 p.m. Wednesday on Georgia State Route 15.
Berry says the five students were in one of the cars. The driver of the other car was taken to a hospital, but their condition wasn't available.
The student in critical condition was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center.
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead issued a statement early Thursday calling the crash "heartbreaking and tragic." He asks that the public "keep these students and their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers."