Correction: Due to a source's error, the first name of the teen killed was mispelled. His name is Tynickey Pressley.
A 13-year-old Covington resident was killed after being partially ejected in a single car wreck on Flat Shoals Road Sunday morning.
Tynickey Presley was partially ejected out of a back car window and trapped between the car and its roof around 9 a.m. Sunday, when the 1998 Honda Civic he was riding in swerved to avoid a deer, struck an embankment and trees and overturned, said Lt. Paul Cosper of the Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday.
Presley was transported to Newton Medical Center and then Children's Healthcare of Atlanta but died because of his injuries. Cosper said Presley was wearing some type of restraint, but officers have not determined what type.
The car was driven by Alexander Bernard Hall, 19, of Covington, but neither he nor the other passenger, Christopher Presley, 14, of Covington, were seriously injured. Both were wearing lap and shoulder seatbelts.
Hall was driving south on Flat Shoals Road near Stephenson Road when he saw a deer on the west shoulder, swerved sharply to avoid hitting the deer, spun out and hit the embankment on the east shoulder of the road. The Civic then continued to travel south where it struck some trees and overturned, Cosper said.