A Georgia college volleyball player was killed in a car accident last weekend while evacuating before Hurricane Dorian, according to reports.
21-year-old Karisa Tatum is a junior at Savannah State University (SSU) and plays right. her hydroplane on I-16 and hit a tree, according to the WSAV.
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Tatum was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital in Savannah. She had just turned 21 on August 23.
Tatum was a star athlete at LaFayette High School, whose volleyball team posted a tribute to Tatum on Facebook on Thursday, calling her the "personification of a competitor she will miss". "
" She didn't care who she was, she would show up and show up. Karissa knew she wanted to play D1 athletics, so she did, "the paper wrote." Everyone who knew Karissa was lucky enough to meet a special person. While she was only teammates with 2 of our current Lady Ramblers, her legacy as a Rambler and the dedication of the program helped pave the way for the current Ramblers. Karissa helped build the foundation for what we have now. "
" She was like a best friend, she was a great personality and would give something to anyone. She would do anything to make you smile, ”says teammate and roommate of De & # 39; Antonette Rodriguez.
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John Walayon Teacher, also posts a tribute on his Facebook page.
"At the moment my heart is heavy. The world has lost its bright light, "Walden said. "Please pray for the Tatum family as they deal with the loss of their sweet daughter Karissa … She was such a joy. Such a painful loss for the Lafayette community. Click to get FOX NEWS application wearing orange and blue, SSU colors, according to a Walker County newspaper report.
Students were able to return to university at the University of Savannah on Saturday, days after Hurricane Dorian left the area.