STATESBORO, GA – The five Georgia Southern University nursing students that lost their lives in an April accident on I-16 now have a permanent memorial on the GSU campus.
During a Monday ceremony, the University dedicated a part of its memorial garden to Abbie Deloach, Caitlyn Baggett, Emily Clark, Catherine “McKay” Pittman and Morgan Bass. 21 year-old Baggett was born in Augusta and lived her entire life in Millen.
Two other victims of the crash survived.
At the dedication School of Nursing and University officials unveiled a marker for the five nursing students in the April accident that will sit next to the Nursing Center on the edge of the Memorial Garden.
Seven crepe myrtle trees line the memorial garden along with a plaque that bears their names. Five of the trees will bloom white in the spring with the two on the ends blooming pink to mark the five lost and the two that survived.