Davious Branch

Davious Branch is a running back and defensive back on the Monroe Area High School football team and a senior in the Class of 2021.

MONROE, Ga. — A football player from Monroe Area High School is battling serious injuries after a weekend car crash.

State troopers identified the victim of the crash Sunday as Davious Branch. He’s a senior at the high school.

Branch, 17, of Monroe, lost control of his 2005 Nissan Altima in a left curve on Snows Mill Road near Stanley Christian Road. The car left the north shoulder of the road with the driver’s side door coming to rest against a tree.

Walton County Fire Rescue responded at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday and had to use the Jaws of Life tool to remove Branch from the car. A landing zone was established at Minerva Beauty, at the corner of Jim Daws Road and U.S. 78, to allow a helicopter to land so Branch could be flown to Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center.

Branh is a senior at Monroe Area, where he is a running back and defensive back on the football team. The Purple Hurricanes are 6-1 after beating East Jackson 42-13 on Friday and will be off this week.

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