State Patrol: Neither car was speeding in fatal UGA crash

Neither of the two vehicles involved were speeding at the time of the Oconee County crash that killed four University of Georgia students, the Georgia State Patrol said Monday.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, five students were traveling northbound on Ga. 15 in a Toyota Camry when the driver, Agnes Kim, crossed the center line and drove into the path of a Chevrolet Cobalt, according to investigators.

The driver of the Cobalt was not seriously injured. But all four passengers in the Camry died, and Kim was critically injured. A cause of the crash has not been determined, but a preliminary crash report said Kim may have over-corrected at the time of the crash.

Three passengers in the Toyota died at the scene of the wreck and fourth died after being taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where Kim remained Monday in critical condition.

No alcohol or drugs were found in any car, and no one involved showed any signs of impairment, GSP reiterated Monday. Data retrieved from the cars showed neither was speeding at the time of the crash. The posted speed limit is 55 mph on Ga. 15 where the crash occurred.

GSP investigators returned to the scene Monday morning.

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