RLHS principal: Lee was well liked by all who knew him

Published 12:31 am Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A local teen was killed in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon.

1220-christopher-lee2Covington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Anderson said that deputies responded to the accident in the Garden community in Northern Covington County at around 5 p.m., on Sunday.

“Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 14-year-old white male suffering from life-threatening injuries when the side-by-side that he was driving apparently rolled over in a private field north of Casey Lee Road,” he said.

Anderson said the teen was thrown from the ATV and was trapped underneath it.

The victim was identified as Christopher Lee.

Red Level High School Principal Randy McGlaun said Lee’s death was a tragic event.

“Chris was well liked by all who knew him,” he said. “He fit in perfectly with students, staff and faculty. His demeanor was pleasant and always respectful. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Anderson said two other juvenile males that were passengers ran to the family residence to notify family members.

“Family members picked up the ATV off of the victim and started CPR,” Anderson said.

Anderson said EMS officials determined that the injuries were very severe and caused the 14-year-old to pass away.

Covington County Coroner Norman Hobson pronounced the Lee dead.

Covington County deputies, Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Advanced EMS responded to the scene.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight.

He is survived by his Nannie, Janice Raley of Red Level; father, Chris Lee, and mother, Tasha Piland, both of Andalusia; brothers, Cameron Doster, Cody Doster, Tony Lee and Johnny Sexton; sister, Kaitlin Lee, Skylar Lee and Deanna Lee; paternal grandfather, Al Lee of Andalusia; aunts, Cassandra Clay, Casey Lee, Christina Weaver, Courtney Piland; uncles, Tony Williams and James Piland; maternal great-grandmother, Yolanda Ham of Andalusia, as well as numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.