Editors Note: Including this wreck, Milton has experienced 8 vehicle fatalities since incorporation. All eight have occured in the open road neighborhoods of Milton. We typically have three to four officers on duty per twelve hour shift. Milton covers an area of 40 plus square miles.
MILTON, Ga. -- A father and his 11-year-old son were killed in a Saturday night crash in Milton, police said.
Channel 2 Action News has learned the victims are 45-year-old William Pope and his 11-year old son Bryce.
Milton police said the two were killed about 10:20 p.m. Saturday when their Mercedes sedan ran off the Birmingham Highway and hit a tree.
Police said Pope and his son died at the scene and that a passenger, 11-year-old friend Jeffrey Schoendorf, is in good condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Milton police said it's not known at this time why the car left the road.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.