Baconton Charter baseball coach in critical condition after wreck

Baconton Charter baseball coach in critical condition after wreck
Devyn Newberry (Source: Baconton Charter School)

COLQUITT CO., Ga. (WALB) - A South Georgia baseball coach is in critical condition after a car wreck that happened in Colquitt County on Wednesday around 4 p.m.

It happened near Hartsfield at State Routes 202 and 111.

Devyn Newberry was airlifted to Tallahassee Hospital.

Newberry is the baseball coach at Baconton Charter School and previously played for Georgia Southwestern University.

Troopers said Newberry failed to yield at the right of way at the intersection before pulling out in front of another truck going east on State Route 111.

The other driver suffered minor injuries.

Lynn Pinson, Baconton Charter school administrator, released a statement to WALB:

“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 fiancé 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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