Triathlete injured in hit-and-run; Clarkesville residents arrested

Angela Stoval-Post and George Holcomb, both of Clarkesville, were arrested and charged with hit and run in the crash that seriously injured cyclist Evan Windham of Sautee. (Source: White County Sheriff's Office)

A Clarkesville driver and her passenger were arrested and charged with hit-and-run after deputies say they struck a cyclist on Highway 17 in White County. The June 22 crash seriously injured 23-year-old Evan Windham of Sautee.

Windham, who was training for a triathlon, was riding his bicycle when Angela Stoval-Post allegedly struck him with her vehicle and left the scene of the accident, according to officials.

The crash happened at Hwy. 17 and Muscadine Drive, about six miles southeast of Helen. Deputies responded to a report of a wreck in the area and found the injured cyclist. They located Stoval-Post and her passenger away from where the wreck occurred, according to Capt. Clay Hammond with the White County Sheriff’s Office.

Hammond says Stoval-Post’s vehicle had damage from striking Windham and his bicycle.

Evan Windham is an all-around athlete who played soccer in Italy. He was injured in a hit-and-run accident in White County, GA, on June 22, 2024, while training on his bicycle for a triathlon. (photo submitted)

Stoval-Post, 65, and George Randolph Holcomb, 73, were both charged with hit-and-run. In addition, authorities charged her with DUI, causing serious injury by vehicle, failure to report an accident, and failure to maintain lane.

Grateful to be alive

In February, Now Habersham featured Evan Windham in our Livin’ the Dream series. A former professional soccer player, he started Windham Training to inspire and encourage those who wanted to improve in soccer or physical health in the Northeast Georgia area. Since starting his endeavor, he has become a hero of sorts to many young athletes.

Daniel Windham, his father, says Evan will have a long road to recovery, but he is alive, and they are grateful.

“A couple from South Carolina saw the accident, chased the car down that hit Evan, and pulled them over until police arrived. I’d love to know who the couple is to thank them,” he says.

Evan has based his career on helping others become their best self.

Windham teaches elementary students the love of the game. (photo submitted)

As a role model to many youth in the White and Habersham County area, it is important to Evan that people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving.

“I am alive, and it will take some time to get back to my fitness, but I’ve got people who love me and can help me close by,” he tells Now Habersham.

Evan says his brother will be taking over the training until Evan can return.

“I really appreciate the prayers and thoughts,” Evan says.

Holcomb was booked and released on a bond of $2,500. Stoval-Post was booked and released from the White County Jail on a $2,500 bond but then arrested a second time on June 24 for failure to report an accident and injury by vehicle. She was booked and released on a $6,000 bond.

This article has been updated with additional information

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