A friend of a 19-year-old girl killed in a weekend car crash in Habersham County remembers her for having “such a beautiful soul.”
Hannah Newsom paid tribute to her deceased friend, Kira Scott, in an online fundraiser set up to help with funeral expenses. Scott, a 2019 graduate of Habersham Central High School, died Saturday, July 17, in a two-vehicle crash on GA 17 at Cool Springs Road.
“This was an unexpected and very tragic event,” writes Newsom. “Kira was 19 years old, and she touched so many lives during her time here. She had such a beautiful soul, and she is so missed.”
Scott was the daughter of Brian Thomas Scott of Clarkesville and Dawn Gunn of Sautee. According to her obituary, she was an artist who “loved painting, wood burning, hiking, and baking. She loved animals and the beauty of nature, but most of all, she loved her family.”
At the time of her death, Scott lived in Sautee Nacoochee, her obituary says, and was employed by Bleu Canoe restaurant in Clarkesville.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Scott was traveling south on GA 17 Saturday morning, July 17, when she crossed into the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. The family will receive friends at McGahee Funeral Home in Cornelia from 12-3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.
Scott is survived by her parents, sister and brother, and maternal grandparents.