Survivor Of Deadly Brooks Crash Returns Home

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Associated Press Release

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) -- The lone survivor in a south Georgia crash that killed three high school football players has returned home.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 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.

July 10, 2013

Gainesville, FL - According to Shands Hospital, De’Vron Whitfield was released on July 10th.

July 10, 2013

Gainesville, FL - According to Shands Hospital, De’Vron Whitfield’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair.

Whitfield is the sole survivor of a crash yesterday that killed 3 of his fellow football teammates at Brooks County High School.

Whitfield is a rising junior At Brooks.

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