Five students from Henry CountyGeorgia were in the car when they suddenly crashed into an embankment off Oak Grove Road in McDonough on Wednesday, reports 11 Alive.
Kendarrias Dodson16; Katrina Owen 15; and Jordan Brown 15, all died at the scene, while Kendarius Jackson16, succumbed to his injuries on Friday.
The fifth student, Zakyra Jones15 years old, is still hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police say the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. less than two miles from Eagle’s Landing High School, which is attended by all students.
Although there were no brake marks on the road, officials said the northbound 2002 Nissan Altima swerved down the street, hitting several trees.
Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
Eagle’s Landing High School announced it will hold a community vigil for classmates tragically killed in the crash at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the football stadium.
“Our condolences go out to the families of these students at this extremely difficult time. We ask everyone to keep these families and this school community close in your thoughts,” read a statement released by Henry County Schools. They also offered a crisis intervention team that would be available for students or staff who needed counseling or support.
On Thursday, dozens of students released lunchtime balloons to commemorate their classmates.
Kenderrias parents, Charles and Dodson Land, mentioned they leaned on each other for support. Their son was driving at the time of the accident.
“He was a very happy child. He was a good boy, very manageable, very respectful, and all the teachers, everyone he came in contact with loved him,” his mother Terra said.
“He wanted to go pro and play for the Braves one day,” his father Charles said.
No other details of the accident are available at this time.
Our community is coming together to support each other during this time. Please join us for this EL Community Vigil on Monday at 7:30 p.m. pic.twitter.com/yqNMkcI87E
— Eagle’s Landing HS (@ELHS_HCS) May 13, 2022