December 4, 2020

Brave Teen Fighting for Life After Crash

Marching Brave Drum Major Lilly Scott at a football game earlier this year (Photo: Rodney East)

Heard County Marching Brave Drum Major Lilly Scott at a football game earlier this year (Photo: Rodney East)

(Franklin, GA) — A local teenager is fighting for her life this morning at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus after a vicious Monday car crash just outside the city limits of Franklin.

17-year-old Lilly Scott, a senior at Heard County High School, was taken to West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange by ambulance before being transported by Life Flight to Columbus.

As reported by the GSP, the crash involved two vehicles and occurred Monday morning when Scott pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Pea Ridge Road, about one mile south of the high school.

According to her mother, Lilly is on life support and in extremely critical condition after undergoing intensive surgery Monday afternoon for severe head trauma.

“Lilly is fighting for her life and needs lots of prayers right now,” said Christine Scott early Tuesday morning. “We appreciate everyone’s support and we just ask that everyone continues to pray.”

The talented student is recognized by most for her leadership role on Friday nights as Drum Major in the Marching Braves band. She is also a top 10 student in her class academically.

Around 150 people were on hand for an emergency prayer vigil for Lilly in the school parking lot Monday evening. The event was held by Prospect Church Pastor Brandon Brooks and organized in just a few hours.

Students and faculty at HHS had a difficult time focusing at school Monday as word of the accident spread.

“We, as a Heard High School family, were devastated to hear of Lilly’s accident today,” stated Principal Rodney Kay. “She is a leader in our school and has touched so many people over her four years here. We will continue to rally around her and her family with our love, prayers, and support.”

Public Safety personnel working the scene of the Monday morning accident

Public Safety personnel working the scene of the Monday morning accident

Lilly was also receiving scores of support and prayers via social media Monday afternoon, not just from local students and friends, but from other schools and marching bands across the West Georgia area.

The Bremen and Heard County softball teams prayed together for Lilly after Monday night’s championship game in Bremen.

“Lilly Scott is one of the best people I have ever known — not only is she a wonderful best friend — she is an amazing student and all around good person,” said Natalie Moncus Monday. “She is a fighter and she has never taken no as an answer. She puts her whole self in any and everything she does.”

No other serious injuries were reported from the accident, although the GSP report remained incomplete late Monday.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.







  1. Praying for her, family and friends may God bless these people in there time of need!

  2. Shanna Ward says

    So sorry for this tragic accident. Band students in Carroll County are praying for this fellow musician.

  3. Tami Steele says

    Love and prayers for Lilly and her family. <3

  4. Brenda Burkhalter says

    Praying for you Lily. And also praying for your family.

  5. Paul Spurling says

    Prayers for her and her family.

  6. Maritza Reneau says

    Praying to Jehovah for Lilly’s recovery.

  7. Prayin for this family I knew the other family involved and this is just so sad

  8. Brenda Smith says

    Y prayers for Lilly and her family

  9. Prayers for this young lady!!!

  10. The Long Family says

    Prayers for this family and this beautiful girl. Not sure who the other driver was but I am also praying for them.

  11. Wanda Abbott says

    I live in north Fort Worth Texas but my baby sister’s oldest son just got his license last week. He too attends this high school.

    My sister was telling me about that section of road and it got me to thinking about that area…the growth and the problems growth can present. We have first hand experience with growth of a region. Hopefully your school and town leaders will work together on improving safety around the high school by installing traffic lights, flashing lights warning of an upcoming red light on blind curves, etc. for their greatest resource….their children.

    As the mother of two and grandmother to five precious children my prayers are with this child and her loved ones. May they find peace in the knowledge that God is still in the miracle business!

  12. I’m sorry to hear that. I’m praying for her.

  13. Praying for a swift recovery.

  14. Sending my prayers

  15. lynn arrington says

    Praying for Lilly & her family also other car occupants . God please be with these families.

  16. Denise Wilson says


  17. Praying you Lilly, Be strong girl, god will heal.

  18. Continual prayers

  19. I am praying for your family, my daughter was killed after she was hit by a truck on hwy16 sharpsburg on June 26, 2014 she suffered same injury, my god be with your daughter and your family!! We were at Atlanta medical also, she’s in good hands!!

  20. Praying that the Lord heal her from head to toe ..perform a miracle and give strength, comfort in this time to family and friends.. In Jesus name Amen.

  21. Band student at Manchester high school are praying for her!! We will also be burgundy and blue ribbons for her at the heard county v. Manchester game Friday!!

  22. Lily went on to be with the Lord today ❤️

  23. Cadance Summerlin says

    Love u Lily although I don’t know u praying for ur family

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