Three women, including two Fort Valley State University students, were killed in a fiery weekend crash in Middle Georgia.
Sophomores Precious Waters and Kearsten Robinson were in a Honda Accord on Woolfolk Road about 10 p.m. Saturday when a tractor-trailer hit them on Ga. 49, officials said.
Both vehicles burst into flames, killing the students and the driver of the big rig.
Peach County coroner Kerry Rooks identified the truck driver as Georgia Harris, 55, of Macon.
It is not clear what led to the collision.
“The crash is still under investigation,” the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement.
Waters, 20, of Covington, was an elementary and special education major, Fort Valley State said in a statement to AJC.com. Robinson, 19, of Leesburg, was a biology major.
“They each enhanced student life and the academic environment at this university,” the school said in the statement. “Both were active participants in the P.H.A.S.E.S. dance group. Their joy and smiles will be missed by everyone who knew them, and there will be a void on campus wherever their spirit was present.”
Counseling is being offered to students, faculty and staff in the wake of the deaths, according to the university.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday on the university’s C.W. Pettigrew Center Lawn.
“Our collective love goes out to the families of both of these extraordinary young women, as well as to each student, faculty member, and staff member who are mourning their loss,” Fort Valley State said in the statement.
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