COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. – Baconton Charter School baseball coach Devyn Newberry is in critical condition after a car wreck that occurred Wednesday around 4 p.m.

Georgia State Trooper reports say that Newberry failed to yield at the right of way at the intersection on State Routes 202 and 111 before pulling out in front of a truck going east on State Route 111. The other driver suffered minor injuries, while Newberry was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Baconton Charter School administrator Lynn Pinson released this statement:

“Last night Gabe Council, Coach Parker Rentz and I were honored to stand with the Newberry Family and friends in support of our dear friend and colleague, Coach Devyn Newberry. After witnessing the love and support this family has from all over South Georgia, it is clear to me why we love Devyn so much. He has grown up with people who are good and encouraging, and they are there now with this family standing firm that he can pull through this. Devyn’s mom, dad, and fiancee have asked our Blazer Family to continue to pray for Devyn as he fights hard to recover from this devastating accident. He is a huge part of our school family and has made a tremendous impact on the lives of so many of our Blazers, mine included. We love him dearly and continue to stand with his family in prayers for his recovery.”

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