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One dead, another injured in fatal car crash Saturday evening

Police said one man was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle and another man sustained a head injury.

ATLANTA -- A man was killed Saturday night and another person was injured Saturday evening when a vehicle struck a tree in southwest Atlanta.

The single-car crash happened on Mt. Gilead Road at Cascade Parc Boulevard around 6:30 pm.

Police said the victim, who was later identified as 28-year-old Demetrius Johnson, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. Another person, identified only as an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with a head injury.

Police said initially there was information regarding the possibility of two other children in the vehicle at the time of the accident, however, late Sunday morning, they confirmed that no children were in the car at the time of the wreck.

Investigators said they believe speed may have played a factor in the accident. Their investigation continues to develop.

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