Photos from the Memorial at UGA for 4 students killed in wreck

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Flags across Georgia are at half-staff in remembrance of four University of Georgia students killed and another critically injured in a high-speed car crash a few miles south of the Athens campus.

The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate the cause of Wednesday night’s wreck on Georgia State Route 15. State troopers say a white Toyota Camry carrying all five students was heading north when it veered across the centerline and was struck by an oncoming car.

The students killed were either 19 or 20 years old. All were from the Atlanta suburbs.

The driver of the Camry – a 21-year-old University of Georgia student from Snellville – remained hospitalized Thursday in critical condition.

The driver of the other car was injured but expected to survive.

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ATHENS, Ga. (WDEF) – Hundreds of students and faculty came together on campus Thursday to comfort each other.

These are photos and video posted from that event on social media.

UGA Memorial

“Today’s been tough, but at the end of the day this is what being a Dawg is about: community! #UGAstrong #DawgNation” @iamjayhorton on Twitter

UGA Memorial

“Courtney White reflects during a memorial service for four UGA students killed in a car accident early Thursday morning.” @johnroarkmedia on Instagram

UGA Memorial

@johnroarkmedia on Instagram

UGA Memorial

“”All dawgs go to Heaven, but the best go first.” So many times we ask “why?” & so many times we are left with no answer. Today, as we, not mourn the loss, but celebrate the lives of 4 amazing girls, 4 DGDs, we all came together, no matter the organization, whether it be Greek life, young life or another, we were brought together, as one, one nation, the Bulldawg Nation.So surreal thinking that I saw Halle for the first time 2 nights ago at cookout laughing and carrying on like the bright soul she is. All 4 girls had an incredible impact on everyone they came across. This campus is hurting, that is no secret, but knowing these 4 girls walked hand in hand through the those gates to Jesus, gives us all some sort of comfort. Halle, Brittany, Kayla, & Christina…forever & always DGDs.” @carrytonggg on Twitter

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