Five weeks after crash kills 4 UGA students, survivor out of coma

The survivor from a crash that killed four University of Georgia students is no longer in a coma, her friends said late Tuesday.

Agnes Kim, 21, had been in a coma since being critically injured in the April 27 crash in Oconee County. On May 12, Kim was moved from Athens Regional Medical Center to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, where her recovery continues.

Late Tuesday, an update on Kim’s condition was posted on a You Caring page created to raise money to assist with her medical costs.

“She is not yet fully conscious but definitely awake and alert! Agnes will continue undergoing speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy with an additional activity-based therapy implemented just this week,” the update read.

Kim, a Brookwood High School graduate, was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Ga. 15 when she crossed the center line and drove into the path of a Chevrolet Cobalt, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The driver of the Cobalt, Abby Short, survived and was able to call 911 to report the crash.

Three passengers in the Toyota died at the scene of the wreck and the fourth died at the hospital. The crash killed all four passengers in Kim’s car: Kayla Leigh Canedo, 19, of Alpharetta; Brittany Katherine Feldman, 20, of Alpharetta; Christina Devon Semeria, 19, of Milton; and Halle Grace Scott, 19, of Dunwoody.

The wreck remained under investigation Wednesday, the GSP said.

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