We now know where four East Carolina University students were headed when their car crashed Saturday morning, killing two of them.
Dr. Virginia Hardy, ECU Vice Provost for Student Affairs, tells WITN News that the women were going to get their hair done in advance of a sorority induction ceremony later that evening.
The single car crash happened around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Rosewood Dr. when the vehicle ran off the road and collided with a tree.
20-year-old Victoria Carter of Raleigh was pronounced dead at the scene, while 20-year-old Briana Gather of Kernersville died on Sunday.
The university has set up a memorial page for the two students. You can click here to go to that page.
Greenville police say 20-year-old Kamil Arrington of Nashville was driving the vehicle while 19-year-old Taylor King of Greenville was a passenger in the front seat.
King was listed in fair condition at the hospital Monday morning, an improvement over her previous status. The condition of Arrington is not known.
Carter was was a business management and communications double major at ECU, while Gather majored in biology.
A memorial service and candelight vigil took place for the students on the ECU campus Monday night.
Hundreds of people packed Wright Auditorium to pay tribute to the Carter and Gather. Family members were among those on hand.
Several people said you didn't have to know these women well to notice their smiles and charisma... and those are the memories they'll hold in their hearts.
Two East Carolina University students are dead and two of their fellow sorority pledges injured after a single car crash.
According to Greenville Police 20-year-old Kamil Arrington of Nashville was driving a vehicle around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Rosewood Dr. when the vehicle ran off the road and collided with a tree.
20-year-old Victoria Carter of Raleigh was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other two passengers 19-year-old Taylor King of Greenville and 20-year-old Briana Gather of Kernersville were transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, along with Arrington.
Police confirm that Briana Gather later died at the hospital. King was listed in fair condition at the hospital Monday morning, an improvement over her previous status. The condition of Arrington is not known.
Police do not believe alcohol was involved in the crash. They are still investigating the accident.
According to friends all four of the women were members of the pledge class for Delta Sigma Theta at East Carolina.
Friend of Gather and Carter, Christopher White told WITN, "They were two beautiful amazing girls. Losing them is more than on a personal level, campus wide our community lost two great girls, to really awesome individuals. It's going to be hard imagining the rest of my college career without Bri or Vicky Pirate nation is strong, we will get through eventually, but it's going to take a while to heal."
A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday at Wright Auditorium on ECU's campus.