In a devastating incident, two Ghanaian female students, Abena Gyamfua Ofori and Alberta Oduraa Quartey, lost their lives in a fatal car crash on June 18, 2023. The incident occurred near Elizabeth Drive on Highway 11 in South Carolina, USA, when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collided head-on.
Abena Gyamfua Ofori, a 31-year-old graduate student majoring in English, and Alberta Oduraa Quartey, a 23-year-old graduate student, were both studying at Clemson University. The news of their untimely demise has left the entire university community in deep mourning.
The tragic accident has cast a shadow over the campus, with students, faculty, and staff coming together to grieve the loss of their fellow students. The university is providing support and counseling services to help students cope with this devastating news.
As the community mourns the loss of Abena and Alberta, their families and loved ones are in the thoughts and prayers of many. The impact of this tragic event serves as a solemn reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.
May Abena Gyamfua Ofori and Alberta Oduraa Quartey rest in eternal peace, and may their families find strength and comfort during this difficult time.
In a press release, the Graduate Students Association of Ghana USA branch (GRASAG-USA) expressed its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the deceased.
“Deepest Condolences on the Tragic Loss of Alberta Oduraa Quartey and Abena Gyamfua Ofori.
“Dear everyone, it is with immense sorrow and a profound sense of grief that we, the entire GRASAG-USA organization, express our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of two of our graduate students who tragically lost their lives in a devastating crash in South Carolina. We mourn the untimely passing of Alberta Oduraa Quartey and Abena Gyamfua Ofori, both Ghanaian graduate students who were an integral part of the Clemson University community,” part of the statement said.
The statement added “As an organization, we stand in solidarity with you, offering our unwavering support and condolences to their families, friends, and loved ones.
“May the memories of Alberta Oduraa Quartey and Abena Gyamfua Ofori serve as a beacon of light and inspiration for all who knew them. May their souls find eternal peace and rest.”
Here’s a GoFundMe link set up by the family of Alberta Oduraa Quartey to cater for her funeral arrangements :