July 28, 2021

Auto Accident Claims Life of Heard High School Student

Billy Scarborough

A Heard High School Junior was killed in a two vehicle automobile accident Saturday Night August 13 on South River Rd. near Franklin.

Ga State Patrol Lt. Paul Cosper confirmed that 17-year old Billy Scarborough of Lineville, AL was travelling southbound in a 1986 Chevrolet S-10 truck carrying no passengers when he failed to maintain his lane causing a collision with a 2004 Toyota Tundra occupied by the driver and one passenger which was traveling northbound.

Cosper stated that Scarborough, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time suffered fatal injuries in the accident which occurred at approximately 9:25 pm although he was not ejected from the vehicle.

He also stated that the two men in the Tundra suffered non life-threatening injuries and were both transported to area hospitals.

The driver of the Tundra, 41-year old Dennis O’Rourke of Newnan,GA was taken by EMS Life Flight to Atlanta Medical Center and the passenger 17-year old Kyle Wells of Lagrange,GA was ground transported to Tanner Medical Center.



  1. shelly hester says

    So very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved. My heart is broken for the Billy’s family. Losing a child is probably one of the most painful losses any person can ever endure. No words or deeds, no matter how thoughtful and kind, can ease that pain. Everyone has their own way of dealing with grief but they do need a lot of support from the people that care about them.

  2. Sara Horne says

    Donations for the funeral will be taken up for the family of B.J at Stutts Funeral Home in Franklin. Please contact the funeral home at 706-675-3393 for more details. Please pray for his family and friends.

  3. Anna Kirkpatrick says

    I loved BJ, we used to hang out and he was always so sweet and funny! The most terrible things happen to the best people ):

  4. Beverly Johnson says

    BJ you will always be on our heart, I will never forget you our sweet Boy Love always Aunt Beverly and Uncle PJ

  5. I have knew bj his whole life!! He was a great kid even when he was just a little boy he always made the best out of everything! No matter what the situation was! Im saddened by the fact that he never got the chance to see what life was all about.R.I.P BJ you was loved by many people! Even people that you hardly knew.Im samantha and kasey’s brother my heart goes out to everybody that is kin to him and knew him. Its very very sad!!!!

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