Fayette County high school student killed by suspected DUI driver

A Fayette County high school is mourning the loss of one of its students after they were killed by a vehicle.

Fayette County School officials confirmed with FOX 5 that Russell Logan, a student at Starr's Mill High School was hit and killed by a vehicle Thursday night. 

According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the collision happened around 10 p.m. along Brechin Drive. Investigators say 60-year-old Senoia resident Robert Lee Stevenson crossed the southbound lane, hitting the 16-year-old student who was walking home from a LaCrosse game.

The victim was rushed to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Deputies took Stevenson into custody and charged him with vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Robert Stevenson (Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators told FOX 5 Stevenson has two prior DUI convictions, once in 2008 and then again ten years later.

Friends and teammates remember Logan as a guy who loved people and always kept God first.

Many of his JV teammates from football and basketball visited the site where he was killed late Thursday evening.

"Everybody was upset because Russell was, even if you didn't know him, it felt like you knew him forever. He was one of those guys that was super funny, smart and did his best at everything," said friend Kinsley Petersen.

His parents are devastated. They have few words for the DUI suspect accused of killing him. 

"He took my son away. I will pray for him," said Khadene Logan, his mother.

Aiden Kirby had been friends with Russell since kindergarten.

"Russell was such a kind person, he would give you the shirt off his back for any reason," Kirby said.

Logan's friends said the teen touched so many lives.

Crisis counselors are on-site at Starr's Mill High School Friday to help students deal with the loss