Cobb County man faces DUI charges in wreck that killed infant son
by Nikki Wiley
February 17, 2014 12:00 AM | 4489 views | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SMYRNA — A father faces charges of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide after a Saturday night car wreck that killed his 8-month-old son and injured two other children.

Police say Darren Curry, 31, had been drinking before he got behind the wheel and caused a wrong-way car wreck at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and South Cobb Drive at about 10:53 p.m. Saturday.

When Smyrna police officers arrived at the scene, they found an 8-month-old boy dead and two other injured children, said Smyrna Cpl. Ed Cason.

“The baby was in his car seat, but the car seat was not properly installed,” Cason said.

A 7-year-old received minor injuries and was still at WellStar Kennestone Hospital on Sunday afternoon for observation. A 3-year-old received more significant injuries and underwent surgery for abdominal damage.

Neither were wearing seat belts, Cason said, but both are expected to recover.

Curry, along with his passenger, Wykeni Harris, 29, the mother of the three children, and the driver who police say Curry struck, Jose Diaz, were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Curry faces multiple charges including driving under the influence, driving under the influence child endangerment, vehicular homicide, three counts of child safety restraint violations, reckless driving and improper passing.

Harris and Diaz are not facing any charges.

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February 17, 2014
Why is the mother not facing charges as well? She didn't have the children properly restrained and she put them in a car with a drunk driver.
February 17, 2014
This killed a dog also. I deplore this was not mentioned.
February 17, 2014
How come, why, didn't mention the dog that died in this car crash?
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