December 2, 2020

Family Asking for Prayers after Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident

Daytona Blankenship (Photo: Facebook)

Daytona Blankenship (Photo: Facebook)

(Franklin) — A former Heard High School student is in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital today after he was hit by a truck earlier this week.

The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday evening when 20-year-old Daytona Blankenship of Franklin was walking on the eastbound shoulder of HWY 100 between Corinth and Hogansville in Troup County.

According to the Georgia State Trooper J.P. Hogan, Blankenship entered the roadway and was hit by an eastbound truck. He was initially transported to West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange before later being moved to Atlanta Medical Center.

According to his father, Daytona’s condition is very serious at this time.

“Daytona is stable right now, but he is still in critical condition,” said Greg Blankenship Thursday afternoon. “They are working on keeping the swelling on his brain down at the moment. Our family would appreciate all the prayers we can get right now.”

Blankenship graduated from Heard High with the Class of 2013.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.


  1. Praying for him and his family!!!

  2. Praying for you all. May God bring you peace and comfort. Know that many are uplifting you in prayer. In Jesus name, Amen

  3. praying for all of you

  4. Tesia McCormick says

    Lord, I just lift this young man up to you, I pray that You will just touch him with your healing power, comfort him & his family during this very hard time in their lives Lord. May your presense be felt by each one. Lord, we all come together in your word, trusting you & believing in You. We, Lord will Praise You & Thank You.

  5. Praying for Daytona!

  6. Joel and Kathy Laster says

    Prayers for Daytona, Greg anything you need Please give us a call. Prayers for your family also.

  7. Prayers for him and his family

  8. Barbara "McDaniel" Mealer says

    May God be with you and your family Greg.

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