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Crash Survivor Leaves Hospital

Updated: 2 years ago.
The lone survivor in a south Georgia crash that killed three high school football players has returned home. De'Vron Whitfield was one of four high school football players in an SUV that slammed into a tree near Quitman. The other three teens — Jicarre Watkins, Johnie Parker and Shawn Waters — died in the crash. (Photo Courtesy of Highway Patrol Images via Wikimedia Commons.)

The lone survivor in a south Georgia crash that killed three high school football players has returned home.

De'Vron Whitfield left a Florida hospital Wednesday evening. The rising junior at Brooks County High School had been airlifted from the scene of the accident around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

His mother Tisha Waters-Whitfield says her son is recovering very quickly.

Whitfield was one of four high school football players in an SUV that slammed into a tree near Quitman. The other three teens — Jicarre Watkins, Johnie Parker and Shawn Waters — died in the crash.

The Georgia State Patrol has said the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle, veered off the road and hit a tree.

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