Two sisters of five teenagers were killed when their car went off an overpass in Atlanta

Authorities have identified five teenagers who died in a horrific accident on Labor Day when their car went over an Atlanta freeway overpass.

Gwinnett County Police Department names of victims as sisters Katie Gaitan (17) and Ashley Gaitan (16) as well as Coral Lorenzo (17), Hung Nguyen (18) and Abner Santana (19).

The five teenagers were thrown from their vehicle after it went over a wall on the University Parkway ramp that leads to Interstate 85 just before 4 a.m. Monday morning, falling them 15 feet onto the lower lane.

They were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two other cars were involved in the accident, and three people from the other vehicles were hospitalized.

The police are investigating the cause of the accident and are asking witnesses to come forward.

Sisters Katie, 16, and Ashley, 17, from Gaitan, were described as “two beautiful souls who were inseparable”.


Roads were closed for several hours while rescue workers cleared the wreckage.

Three of the deceased were students at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, police said.


Atlanta natives Katie and Ashley Gaitan were remembered as “two beautiful souls who were inseparable” on a GoFundme page set up by their friend Valeria Alvarez Ramos.

Hung Nguyen of Lawrenceville is survived by his brother and parents, according to a GoFundme account.


A GoFundme page set up for Atlanta teenager Coral Lorenzo said that “her family and our entire community are mourning the loss of a great person.”

Abner Santana, from Suwanee, was remembered as a “valued family member” at an online fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses.


Gwinnett County Police Sergeant Christian D'Allaird said at a press conference that investigators were trying to find out the cause of the accident.

All five of those who died were believed to be in the same vehicle.

The condition of the three injured is stable, said the police.