September 25, 2021

Troup High Student Critical after Hit and Run Accident (Updated)

Dewayne Smith, a 14-year old Troup High School freshman, was riding his bicycle on Thursday evening in Lagrange when he was struck by a van which then fled the scene.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the incident took place at around 6:15 p.m. on Stovall Road near South Glenn Road. Smith was life flighted to Children’s Hospital at Egleston in Atlanta where he remains in intensive care this morning.

A family member of Smith, Mia McLendon, told us today that Dewayne has severe head injuries and that the  family is asking everyone to keep him in their thoughts and prayers.

BREAKING UPDATE (Friday 4:13 p.m.): Matt Chambers is currently reporting in The Lagrange Daily News that 70-year old James Wells of Woodbury turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing but Wells is currently being held at the Troup County jail on a $25,000 bond on a charge of hit and run while other charges may be pending. Dewayne Smith is currently still listed in critical condition this afternoon at Egleston.

14-year old Dewayne Smith



  1. red montgomery says

    Dewayne Smith, Our prayers are with you and your family! James Wells, YOU are in our prayers Too! THIS IS WHY I AM INVOLVED IN AND STUDYING AND TEACHING CERT TEAM !!!!! THINGS HAPPEN.LOVING PEOPLE CRY. WHAT CAN I DO?!! LEARN, TEACH, and LOVE!!! red

  2. Jondell Saxon says

    i fell sorry for you man i hope you fell better man i been praying for u and got my church to pray for you man and when u fell better come to my church at Roper Heights Baptist Church and if you have trouble where it is call me at (706)302-0080

    • Jondell Saxon says

      i Accidentally gave u the wrong number the right number is 706-461-0781 and my church address is 507 Poplar Street West Point, GA 31833 and the number for it is 706-643-1051

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