Vigil planned for high school student hit, killed by car in Spalding County



A vigil is planned for Wednesday night in Spalding County for a high school student who was killed in a car accident Friday.

The event for Lanazia Mizell, a Griffin High School student, will take place at 6 p.m. at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park, a county parks spokeswoman told

Kimberly Willis Green, spokeswoman for the Griffin-Spalding County School District, said the school’s junior class president will lead a moment of silence for Mizell during the morning announcements Thursday.

A second moment of silence will be conducted during the school’s homecoming pep rally that afternoon, Willis Green said.

In a statement sent to, Willis Green said, in part: “The Griffin-Spalding County Schools sends sincere condolences to the family, friends and the Griffin High School community on the passing of student Lanazia Mizell.”

Mizell was hit and killed by a Ford Explorer while crossing the street on a green light on North Expressway at Vineyard Road, according to a Georgia State Patrol incident report.

The Explorer’s driver stayed at the scene and will not be charged, the report said.

GoFundMe page was set up for Mizell's family. It has raised a little more than $1,000.

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