A Sunday car wreck led to the Shannon community in mourning Monday.  Bradley Coleman “Cole” Couey, a 2020 Model High School graduate, was killed in an automobile accident.

Couey was killed while returning to school at Georgia Southern in a two vehicle accident on I-16 near Swainsboro.

Couey was a passenger in a pick up truck driven by Jordan Hunter Thomas, 19 of Alto, who was also killed in the wreck. Reports said that Thomas was driving east bound between between 4:30 and 5 p.m. in the outside lane of I-16 at mile marker 93.5 in Emanuel County when Thomas lost control of the vehicle on slick pavement.

The pick up truck spun out and veered off the south shoulder of the interstate and slammed into a tree before coming to a rest.

From Floyd County Schools

The Model faMily is devastated by the loss of recent Model High graduate Cole Couey. He was popular in the Model community and well-known throughout the school district among his friends, peers, coaches, and educators. Cole grew up in the Model area schools.   His father is also a graduate of MHS and a member of the Local School Governance Team.  Cole’s mother, Brandi, is a longstanding teacher in the Model area, where she now teaches 8th grade at MHS.  His sister continues the family tradition as an 8th grade Blue Devil.

Cole embodied what it means to be a team player as a former three-sport athlete. We appreciate his example, earning him the title of Mr. Model, and the memory of his legacy will forever be impressed upon our hearts. Our sincerest love and prayers go out to his family during this extremely difficult time.