Savannah State University athlete killed during Dorian evacuation

Updated: Sep. 6, 2019 at 11:49 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A North Georgia high school says a recent graduate of their school died in a crash as she was evacuating Savannah ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

The Lafayette Volleyball Team says Savannah State volleyball player Karissa Tatum was killed in a wreck on I-16. The school is in Walker County, just south of the Tennessee-Georgia border.

The team dedicated Friday night’s victory to Tatum’s memory.

The following was posted to the Lafayette High School Volleyball’s Facebook page, Thursday night:

WTOC is working to learn more about the crash and any plans for classmates to honor Tatum at Savannah State.

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