Atlanta, GA (WJBF) – Monday was the first day of Georgia’s legislative session, but before they got down to business, lawmakers focused on some lives that were taken way too soon.
They honored the lives of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in an accident on Interstate 16 in April.
Abbie Deloach, Emily Clark, Catherine Mckay Pittman, Morgan Bass and Caitlyn Bagget were remembered Monday at the Georgia State Capitol. Bagget was from Millen, Georgia.
Governor Nathan Deal choked up when he spoke to the families of the students. “I know this is a difficult time for each of you, as it is for us. To lose 5 young, promising ladies who had devoted their lives and their future to the profession of nursing is indeed a tragedy,” he said.
Two survivors of the crash, Brittany McCaniel And Megan Richards, were also at Monday’s ceremony.
The mother of one victim calls them her “angels here on Earth”.