Families of GSU nursing students settle with trucking company in deadly crash

Families of GSU nursing students settle with trucking company in deadly crash

BRYAN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - It will be a year ago on Friday since five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed and two others were injured when a semi-truck slammed into the back of their car on I-16. FOX 54 has learned about a settlement in several of the wrongful death lawsuits against the trucking company.

Caitlyn Baggett from Jenkins County was one of the students killed. She was just 21 years old. Her parents, Richard and Linda Baggett of Millen, filed one of those suits. The case was set to go to trial in May, but they've now settled with Total Transportation of Mississippi.

"At the end of the day, no amount of money can undo this terrible thing that has happened," says attorney Mark Tate. He represents the Baggetts, along with the parents of Abbie DeLoach and Emily Clark.

Tate says the families believe a wake-up call to trucking companies -- just may be one part of their grieving process and the legacy for their daughters.

A news conference is scheduled for Thursday in Statesboro, with family members of other victims of the crash. We will be at that conference and we'll bring you the latest on suits against the company.

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