Sunday, March 28, 2010

Milton Police: Father, Son Killed In Crash: Updated

Courtesy WSBTV

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.

Channel 2 Action News reporter Pam Martin spoke to a man who witnessed the crash. "It breaks your heart and you hope there is something you can do and there is nothing," Rick Mann said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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