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UPDATE: Man Dies in Predawn Fatal Wreck in Roswell

A man driving a Toyota pick-up truck was fatally wounded when his vehicle veered off the roadway an struck a tree on Hembree Road.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
UPDATE at 11:25 a.m.: Police have released the name of the driver in the fatal single-vehicle accident. Chase Alexander Luther, 23, of Roswell was the only person in the truck "that lost control on Hembree Road and came to rest against a tree, killing him, on Hembree Road just west of Crabapple Road," said Officer Zac Frommer.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Roswell Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that took the life of a man early Tuesday morning.

According to police spokesperson Officer Zac Frommer, the agency believes a man driving a small Toyota pick-up truck was headed westbound on Hembree Road when the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree.

The man, who police have not identified pending notification of the victim's family, died at the scene, Frommer said. 

Frommer said investigators don't believe weather was to blame for the accident, and it's not known at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor. 

The accident happened just before 6 a.m., and Hembree Road was shut down between Crabapple Road and Saddlebrook Court while investigators worked the scene. The road has since reopened. 

Stay with Patch for updates.

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