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Single survivor of crash remains critical but stable
GSU students killed
Two Georgia Southern students were killed and another critically injured in an accident Sunday on Interstate 16 near Metter. Pictured above during a formal last year are, left to right, Melissa Eustice, Jessica Fulmer and Jamie Carter. Eustice and Fulmer were killed. Carter is in critical condition. - photo by Special
    A survivor of a single vehicle crash Sunday that killed two women remained in "stable, but critical" condition Monday, according to family members.
    Cecilia Carter, stepmother of Jamie Carter, 22, Martinez, expressed gratitude for those who prayed for the family, speaking for herself as well as the victim's mother and father.
    "Her mom, dad and I want to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers," she said Monday afternoon. "We'd also like to thank all the doctors and nurses here at (Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah). They have been awesome."
    Jamie Carter and her two friends Melissa Eustice, 20, and Jessica Fulmer, 21, were driving from an engagement party in Atlanta Sunday when they were involved in the accident around 3:30 p.m. on Interstate 16 near the Excelsior exit, a few miles from Metter, Cecilia Carter said.
    The three Kappa Delta sorority sisters were en route back to Georgia Southern University, where they were students, she said.
    Witnesses told Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper David H. Averitt they saw a white car, possibly a Ford Taurus, merge into the right lane in front of the red Toyota 4Runner one of the girls were driving.
    The vehicles did not make contact, but the 4Runner left the roadway and overturned several times, ejecting all three women. None were wearing seat belts, he said. Eustice and Fulmer were killed.
    Several students and others held a candlelight vigil Monday evening on "Greek Row" near the university campus.
    "I know Jamie felt the prayers that went up (from the vigil)," Cecilia Carter said. "We would like to extend our condolences to the families of Melissa and Jessica."
    Averitt said troopers are seeking information regarding the driver of the white car that may have caused the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call Averitt at (912) 688-6999.
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