Tragically a Hancock County High School student has died in a single car accident. Furthermore, the junior quarterback, Dakota Blevins, the son of the football coach, Phil Blevins died from injuries he sustained when he crashed his Jeep Saturday night.
Likewise, Blevin’s car crash happened when he was heading north on Highway 131, and for unknown reasons his vehicle crossed the center line. As a result, Blevin’s Jeep left the southbound lane, went through a wood fence, and hit a telephone pole. Blevin’s vehicle came to a rest in a field, and thus overturned on the west side of the road.
Although police are yet to determine if speed was a factor in the car crash, Blevin’s was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. In addition, police do not think drugs or alcohol was a factor in the car crash as well, but a toxicology report is being honored. The school is now mouring the death of the beloved student, and in-house counselors are tending to those who need it.
Friday is the next scheduled game for the team, and in honor of Blevin there will be a banner in memory of him, as well as helmet decals with his number on it. Sadly, Friday night also marks the school’s homecoming. Although the school is shocked the game will still be played for homecoming, it is something that may take the mind of the student’s pain, in the meantime.
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