Wreck that killed GHS student, critically injured two others under investigation


The wreck that killed 17-year-old Griffin High School student Devin Vickers and left two other Spalding County teens in critical condition remains under investigation by the Henry County Police Department.

According to Investigator Jake Mitchell, a collision investigator in the HCPD Traffic Unit, the wreck, which occurred just north of Atlanta Motor Speedway, was reported to 911 by one of the involved drivers at approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

“One vehicle was traveling south, and the other vehicle was crossing over 19-41 going westbound from Franklin Rivers to Little Road,” Mitchell said, describing both vehicles as four-door sedans. “It was more of a T-bone type of wreck.”

Vickers was pronounced dead at the scene, Mitchell said.

The vehicle in which Vickers was travelling was occupied by two additional boys, a 15-year-old passenger and the 16-year-old driver, both of whom were critically injured.

The 15-year-old passenger, who was not restrained, was ejected from the vehicle. Vickers and the 16-year-old driver were restrained, Mitchell confirmed.

The female driver of the second vehicle also sustained injuries. All three were transported by ambulance to the trauma units of either Grady Memorial Hospital or Atlanta Medical Center.

Authorities are not yet releasing the names of the injured parties.

When asked if he has identified the at-fault driver, Mitchell said, “I can’t discuss that now. There’s still a lot of work to be done on that.”

Mitchell said the two injured boys remain in critical condition and are receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units and the female driver is in stable condition.

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  1. Is Dillon

  2. The drivers name was Dillon

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