Taylor Swift is mourning the loss of one of her fans.
The singer recently donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe account set up for Jacksonville State University student Katie Beth Carter, who was tragically killed in a car accident during Labor Day weekend.
“No words could express how sorry I am for your loss. I know that you will keep Katie’s memory alive,” Swift, 26, wrote on the account page. “Please know how much I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for your family. All my love, Taylor.”
The GoFundMe goal was initially set at $30,000 to cover medical expenses and the cost of arrangements.
Katie Beth’s sister, Kimi, thanked Swift on Instagram Thursday. “I cannot believe this at all… thank you so much, Taylor… me and my sister are smiling so hard… @taylorswift,” she captioned a screenshot of the star’s donation.
Katie Beth, a first-year sophomore Marching Ballerina at JSU, was involved in a crash with a tractor trailer while en route to campus after spending the holiday weekend at home with her family.
The 18-year-old, who majored in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, died on Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital due to injuries she received, according to the Alabama Highway Patrol. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Local news outlets reported that her funeral was held on Thursday evening.
“Katie Beth was loved by all who knew her. She was a shining star who touched so many lives. She was one of the most beautiful souls among us,” the Carter family described on their GoFundMe page.