Spelman Mourns Loss Of Two In Separate Crashes; Former Student To Face Charges


Princess Yates was killed in a car wreck on July 21 in Monrovia, Liberia. She had withdrawn from Spelman where she had been pursuing a double-major in engineering and environmental science.

Her family and friends are outraged at how she died.  Her god mother, in a letter to the editor of “Front Page Africa” in Monrovia, wrote, “according to several eyewitnesses, she was refused treatment because she had no money on her.”

“It has hit home, my precious god daughter, who only went home to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday for the first time, died senselessly because staffs at [the hospital] refused to treat her.”

The hospital did not respond.

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An unrelated crash near downtown Atlanta also claimed the life of another Spelman student.

Erica Lanier died after a car accident on Marietta St., NW, around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the driver, Alexis Sims, lost control and crashed into a utility pole and fence.

Sims remains hospitalized according to a statement sent to Spelman College alumnae.  Sims is now being charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, improper lane change, and driving under the influence.

Our HBCU community is praying for these Spelman women and their families

Read full article at 11Alive.com


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