Children injured in wreck still at WellStar; Warrant issued to test father’s blood for illicit substances
by Nikki Wiley
February 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2603 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Two children were still at WellStar Kennestone Hospital on Monday following a weekend wreck that killed an infant.

The Saturday night wreck at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and South Cobb Drive left an 8-month-old boy dead and his father facing a long list of charges including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Police say Darren Curry, 31, was under the influence of drugs when he got behind the wheel and caused a wrong-way car wreck at 10:53 p.m. Saturday.

The infant and two other children were not properly restrained in the white 2012 Chevrolet Malibu during the collision. A warrant for Curry’s arrest said the infant’s “child safety seat was not properly buckled, was not facing the correct direction, nor was it even attached to the seat.”

Curry refused a blood and urine test at the scene of the wreck, said Cpl. Ed Cason, spokesman for Smyrna Police Department. A warrant for a blood test had been issued, Cason said, but it wasn’t yet known what kind of drugs Curry was believed to have taken prior to getting behind the wheel.

A 7-year-old received minor injuries and was at WellStar Kennestone Hospital on Monday 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.

Harris and Diaz are not facing any charges.

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February 18, 2014
People would be astounded at the drivers on our roads who are taking perscription pain meds. At one point in states like West Virginia, Tennesee and along the Pain Highway (where these shady "pain management" clinics thrived) statistics showed as many as 30-40 percent of cars on the roads were being driven by people who are high. Yes, they caused serious accidents. Stats are available. Now ask Mayor of Acworth Tommy why they are allowing these pain clinics in their town?
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