MONROE – A Monroe college student was one of three people who were killed in an accident involving multiple cars in South Carolina on April 12.

Shea Crothers, 20, of Charlotte, North Carolina but from Monroe, and James Stanley, 18, of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, were killed when the 2016 Honda they were traveling in collided with a 1999 Acura in South Carolina, according to a report from CBS 17. Two other East Carolina University students in the Honda were injured.

Walter Lee Prezzy Jr., of Holly Hill, South Carolina, who was one of two people in the Acura was also killed, according to reports. The accident occurred on US Highway 15 near Holly Hill.

Crothers was studying communications at ECU, where she was also a member of Tri Sigma National Honor Society.

A funeral service is scheduled for April 18 at 9:15 a.m. at the Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church in East Brunswick.

Visitation takes place April 17 from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, gift processing at 1702 East Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 or to the Woodbridge Animal Society Volunteers, P.O. Box 555, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095 via check.

“There are no words to express the amount of sadness we are feeling today,” said ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton in a statement. “This is truly devastating news, and we ask that all Pirates come together and join me in holding these students and their families deeply in our hearts and prayers during this unspeakable time.”

Surviving are her parents, Thomas and Lisa M. Crothers; brother, Kyle; grandmother, Esther Crothers, and her dog, Rudy, and cat, Boo, both of whom she rescued. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.