A single-car crash in the Benndale community of George County killed a man and injured three others Saturday night, the George County Sheriff’s Office said.
It was the sixth death related to drunk driving since April in the county.
The wreck happened about 7 p.m. on Fairley O’Neal Road, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shonna Pierce said.
The four-door sedan, driven by J.D. Bradley, 25, left the road and struck a tree, ejecting two people and partially ejecting a third, according to Pierce.
A passenger, Adam Riley, 30, was killed, and Bradley was one of two people who were airlifted to University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Pierce said.
According to Pierce, Bradley’s girlfriend told deputies Sunday that he had no feeling from the waist down, but it was too early to determine whether the condition is permanent.
Alfred Bradley, 21, also was airlifted to USAMC, while 20-year-old Adrian Bradley was treated and released from George Regional Hospital in Lucedale, according to Pierce.
The wreck was alcohol related, she said, and added to the recent death toll in the largely rural dry county, which has a population of about 23,000.