Springfield Family/Friends Hold Emotional Vigil For Son Killed By Vehicle
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Family and friends of a man that ultimately died after he was struck by a vehicle back on June 4th in Springfield held a vigil to remember him Friday evening.
The vigil was held at the intersection where the accident took place. There were prayers and tears as family and friends remembered Devante Brooks who died on June 19th from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle on June 4th.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Industrial Blvd and Josephine St around 7:18 pm. MAP
According to Robertson County EMS, the 25-year-old Brooks was “extremely critical” after the crash and was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Brooks passed away Wednesday night from injuries sustained from the accident.
Katie Anthony, of Springfield, told Smokey Barn News that she witnessed the accident and performed CPR on Mr. Brooks until medics arrived. The family of Mr. Brooks told Smokey Barn News that they believe that Anthony’s actions delayed Devante passing, offering them two final weeks with him.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, preliminarily, “A 1997 Ford F-150 (driven by Brittany Bonner, 26, of Greenbrier, was traveling West on Industrial Dr. when the vehicle ran off the roadway to the right and struck a pedestrian that was walking on the grass.” According to the THP, alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
According to the THP it still an “ongoing investigation” into the incident.
As soon as more information becomes available we will bring it to you.
The Springfield Fire Department, The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Robertson County EMS, and the Springfield Police Department all responded to the call.
A Gofundme page has been set up for the family to help with funeral expenses.
The thoughts and prayers of the staff at Smokey Barn News go out to the family as they face this tragedy.