Newnan man dies after fall at Atlanta Speedway

by Wes Mayer

A 19-year-old Newnan man lost his life after an accident outside the Atlanta Motor Speedway over the weekend.

Trevor Harrison Lowery was attending a Friday night drag racing event at the speedway, and was in the parking lot outside the speedway when the accident occurred. According to Deputy Chief David Foster with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 

Lowery was sitting in the back of a moving pickup truck near the tailgate when he lost his balance, fell off the truck and hit his head on the pavement.

Lowery was transported to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries Saturday morning, Foster said.

According to Lowery’s obituary, he graduated from Newnan High School in May 2013. Lowery also overcame numerous medical challenges in his life, including Cystinosis Kidney Disease, spinal fusion and a kidney transplant. 

Services will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan on Friday, June 20 at 3 p.m., and the family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, 

Lowery’s family has asked donations to be sent to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and/or the National Kidney Foundation.



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