Starr’s Mill High student fatally struck by alleged DUI driver while walking home

Russell Logan, 16, was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night while walking home in Fayette County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Family photos

Credit: Family photos

Russell Logan, 16, was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night while walking home in Fayette County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

A Fayette County high school student was killed Thursday night after he was struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

The crash happened on Brechin Drive after Robert Lee Stevenson, 60, crossed into the southbound lane in a Pontiac Grand Prix and struck Russell Logan, 16, shortly after 10 p.m., the Fayette sheriff’s office said. Logan, a Starr’s Mill High School student, was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Stevenson was arrested shortly after the crash, the sheriff’s office said. He was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Logan’s mother, Khadene Logan, told Channel 2 Action News that her son was just down the street from their home and was walking on the sidewalk when he was struck. Classmates and friends stopped by Friday and left flowers and teddy bears in his memory.

“Seeing (where the crash happened) from here — five houses down — it just makes me a little sad,” she told the news station.

Logan, who was a sophomore, played basketball and football.

“As many of you know by now, we lost Russ last night. He was a beloved member of the Panther basketball program and the Starr’s Mill community. Our prayers go out to his family and those who loved him,” a tweet from the boys basketball team states.

A prayer vigil was held Friday night at Southside Church in Peachtree City.

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