From The Beacon
Published: Thu Sep 11, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:21 p.m.
The UT student community suffered a tragic loss over the weekend - a loss of one of its own. Friends and family have united to mourn in the tragic loss of 20-year-old Kara McKinnon, an undeclared sophomore and member of Chi Omega sorority. McKinnon died in an automobile accident late on Friday night. "Kara was one-of-a-kind. When friends think of Kara, they instantly think funny," Camellia Meehan, an undecided junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, said. Ashley Ann Williams, an undecided sophomore, remembers McKinnon as a nurturer. "She cared about everyone even if she didn't know them, no matter what age or species," Williams said. Meehan and Williams noted McKinnon's devotion to animals and of her dedication to working at the animal shelter. McKinnon was from West Knoxville and a graduate of Farragut High School. Funeral services and a memorial were held earlier this week. "She was a fan of the finer things in life, and you could always count on Kara to be there for you," Meehan said. "She loved her family and friends more than anything in the world." Mc.