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.