STATESBORO, GA (WALB) - Dean Barry Joyner of Georgia Southern University issued a statement today about the tragic wreck that killed five students--
Words cannot express how sad I am to inform you of the tragedy involving students in our School of Nursing. Five students lost their lives and two were injured in an early morning crash on I-16 eastbound near Savannah.
I deeply regret to inform you that the following students are deceased:
Emily Clark, Junior, Powder Springs, GA
Morgan Bass, Junior, Leesburg, GA
Abbie Deloach, Junior, Savannah, GA
Catherine (McKay) Pittman, Junior, Alpharetta, GA
Caitlyn Baggett, Junior, Millen, GA
Brittney McDaniel, Reidsville, GA and Megan Richards, Loganville, GA are currently being treated for their injuries.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
This University is a close-knit community and I know that you share in my heartfelt sorrow at this loss. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and classmates of these students and our thoughts are with Brittney and Megan.
We wish them a speedy recovery and will welcome them back to campus with open arms.
Members of the University community may obtain support services from the Counseling Center at 912- 478-5541.
Dean Barry Joyner