NOTE: With speeding wrecks continuing to be the norm in Milton's open road neighborhoods and council doing nothing to address the situation, we thought the following story might be of interest.
By Angel K. Brooks
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 23-year-old Marietta man was killed in a one-car wreck early Sunday, Cobb County police said.
Garrett Austin was driving a black 2004 Nissan 350 Z southbound on Bells Ferry Road just north of Tate Creek Lane just before 2 a.m. when investigators believe he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the road. His car went through the center median, hit some trees and overturned, authorities said.
Austin died at the scene, police said.
His passenger, Justin Freeman, of Macon, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates speed and alcohol may have been factors in the wreck, police said.
Austin was a 2005 graduate of North Cobb Christian School and attended Kennesaw State University, according to his Facebook profile. Freeman is a minor league pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
Call 770-499-3987 with any information on the crash.
- Alexis Stevens contributed to this report.