Two boys and a man died from injuries sustained in a wreck Saturday in LaFayette when their van crashed into a tree.
Alcohol was found in the vehicle, Georgia State Patrol Post 41 in LaFayette reported Sunday.
According to the State Patrol:
On Saturday, Feb. 18, about 5 p.m., Christopher Adam Rowles, 51, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Venture minivan west on Ga. Highway 136 when he left the roadway while rounding a curve near the Ponder Creek Road intersection. He was traveling 55-60 mph.
The vehicle traveled about 300 feet before it crashed into a tree.
Rowles, who was not wearing seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Blake Hunt, 5, who was seated behind the driver's seat and was not wearing a seat belt, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
A 10-year-old boy, Brandon Hunt, was in the passenger seat and wearing a seatbelt. He underwent surgery but was pronounced dead Monday morning at Children's Hospital of Erlanger in Chattanooga.
A cooler of alcoholic beverages was found in the vehicle, as well as a few open containers that were spilled throughout the vehicle at the time of the wreck. Toxicology testing will be conducted at the crime lab in Atlanta.