A 26-year-old Covington man, the passenger in a single vehicle crash, was killed Saturday night when the car went off McDaniel Mill road into a yard and into a tree. The driver, a 27-year-old Conyers man, was transported by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.
The 2008 Honda Civic was reportedly traveling south on McDaniel Mill Road, approaching Adrian Circle, around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday morning.
As the car came around the curve at a high speed, the driver lost control and slid off the left side of the roadway, striking a culvert and rolling across the yard at 1030 McDaniel Mill before colliding with a tree.
The passenger, Zachary Ortiz, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver, Jesse Curbow, was charged with failure to maintain lane.
Both driver and passenger reportedly had their seat belts on.