WS Neal student hit by car dies Tuesday

Published 2:01 am Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The W.S. Neal Middle School student hit by a car Thursday died from his injuries, family members said Tuesday.

Devon Spencer, 12, and a friend were walking to school from a neighboring apartment complex when family members said the boys were hit from behind on Thurs., Feb. 11. The friend suffered minor injuries, while Spencer suffered significant head trauma and a host of other injuries. He was transported to D.W. Mc-Millan Hospital and later air lifted to Sacred Heart Hospital’s trauma unit in Pensacola, Fla. “It didn’t look like Devon is going to survive this,” said his aunt, Jenni-er Spencer, who traveled from Tampa, Fla., to be with the family.

–The Brewton Standard