Adam Stephens, 19, died in the single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of New Providence and Dorris Roads, about a mile away from Milton High, said Milton Police Department spokesman Capt. Shawn McCarty.
Police say Stephens and two male teens, whose names have not been released, were riding in a 1972 Chevy pick-up truck when the 18-year-old driver lost control. The vehicle flipped at least two times, ejecting the driver and the 16-year-old male.
The two injured teens are in serious condition at North Fulton Regional Hospital, McCarty said.
No others were involved in the wreck. Police believe alcohol and speed played a role in the crash.
Every year as spring rolls around and as flowers bloom and grass grows, selfish and irresponsible teens in every state take to the road to "celebrate" their prom, their graduation, even just summer vacation, and along for they ride comes alcohol. They drink because its "fun", its "cool", they get a "buzz" and because they are teens nothing bad can happen. So in their selfishness they put others at risk, they put fathers and mothers and young children in other cars at risk, again, for a good time.
Let me be very clear, I am GLAD that the only people hurt and killed in this "accident" were the ones who made the CHOICE to drive the streets in the middle of the night drinking and speeding through this town.
This is not a tradgedy, a tradgedy would have been if they would have hit and hurt or killed or crippled someone else.
Death does not always come from old age or disease it comes too from poor decisions.