UPDATE: Brooks County High football players killed

UPDATE: Brooks County High football players killed
Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 11:36:46-04

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--The survivor of the Brooks County crash is now being released from Shand's hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

De'Vron Whitfield spent the night at the hospital. His family tells us doctors removed a metal object from his side.

Georgia State Patrol troopers say Jicarre Watkins, Johnie Parker, and Shawn Waters were killed after the Ford Expedition slammed into a tree on Webster Road Tuesday morning.

No word on funeral arrangements. 

July 9, 2013 6:09 p.m.

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--Georgia State Patrol troopers say the teens were leaving their morning football practice when they crashed.

Troopers say that 19-year old Jicarre Watkins was driving a Ford Expedition this morning on Webster Road when he hit a tree. He and two other passengers, Johnie Parker and Shawn Waters were killed. De'vron Whitfield was injured and was taken to Shand's Hospital in Gainesville.

Troopers say they weren't wearing their seatbelts and that speed may have been a factor in the crash.

A vigil is getting underway right now at the Brooks County High gymnasium, instead of the regularly scheduled board meeting. School board members told us earlier Tuesday their thoughts and prayers are with the family. Many of you also writing in on our Facebook page your thoughts. If you'd like to leave a message go to our WTXL Tallahassee Facebook page. We have coverage of the vigil at 11.

July 9, 2013 2:30 p.m.

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--The names of the football players killed in a crash have been released.

Georgia State Patrol says their names are Johnie Parker, Shawn Waters, and Jicarre Watkins.

De'Vron Whitfield was injured. Troopers say they were leaving football practice when the Ford Expedition crashed into a tree on Webster Road Tuesday morning.

Whitfield was flown to Shand's in Gainesville, Florida.

July 9, 2013

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--Three football players have died in a crash outside of the Quitman city limits.

Sheriff Mike Dewey says it happened on Webster Road after nine Tuesday morning. He says a Ford Expedition hit a tree. Three were killed. Another person was ejected then flown to Shand's hospital in Gainesville.

Their names aren't being released yet.