Braden Stevenson (left) was killed and Luke McWilliams (right) was seriously injured when a car hit them in Newton County. (Photo: GoFundMe)
The truck ran over McWilliams and pinned Stevenson against a wall, AJC.com previously reported. According to a sheriff’s office incident report, Kelsey was not arrested at the scene.
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Stevenson was taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital, where he later died. McWilliams was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, underwent seven hours of initial surgeries and has been in critical condition since.
A GoFundMe page for McWilliams previously said both of his legs were crushed and he suffered severe vascular damage to his femoral artery. During the initial surgeries, he had “a plate (inserted) from his hip to his knee, pins in both knees, a halo to hold his tibia and femur together and 41 units worth of blood transfusions.”
The last update on his GoFundMe page was a positive one, saying he “is finally working towards his road to recovery.” The post, made a month ago, said he is able to move his upper extremities on his own, and he no longer requires tubes in his throat or nasal passages.
Here's a link to Stevenson's GoFundMe page, which is fundraising for funeral costs. Here's a link to McWilliams' GoFundMe page, which is fundraising for his medical expenses.
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