40-year-old man dies after car slams into concrete pillar at high-speed, APD says

ATLANTA — A single-vehicle crash in southwest Atlanta claimed the life of a 40-year-old man, according to Atlanta Police Department.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

Atlanta officers responded to the crash around 11:46 p.m. on Lee Street and Tucker Avenue.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found the vehicle off the roadway.

According to officials, the driver was entrapped inside the vehicle, not alert, conscious, or breathing.


He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Atlanta investigators said the vehicle left the highway at rapid speed before hitting a large concrete pillar that supports MARTA tracks.

The investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]