Taylor Swift Donates $5,000 to Fan's Family After Fatal Car Accident

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Taylor Swift leaves her Tribeca apartment on Aug. 31, 2016 in New York City. 

Taylor Swift has donated $5,000 to help a fan's family after 18-year-old Katie Beth Carter of Georgia died in a car crash over Labor Day weekend. 

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On Thursday, Swift contributed to a GoFundMe campaign intended to help cover the teenager's medical expenses and funeral arrangements. 

"Kimi, No words could express how sorry I am for your loss," Swift wrote to Katie's sister. "I know that you will keep Katie's memory alive. Please know how much I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for your family. All my love, Taylor."

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Kimi Carter posted Taylor's message to Instagram, writing, "this...... I cannot believe this at all..... thank you so much, Taylor.... me and my sister are smiling so hard... @taylorswift"

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Katie Beth Carter was a freshman at Jacksonville State University and a member of the school's Marching Ballerina squad. 

At time of publishing, the Carter family had raised more than $36,000 of its $40,000 goal within three days.