SAVANNAH, GA (December 7, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team responded to a single vehicle wreck that claimed the life of one person Monday morning.

At approximately 12:54 a.m., Eric Hartley, 27, was traveling west on Highway 204 in a 1998 Mercedes Benz along with two passengers. Just west of Highway 17, Hartley lost control of his vehicle. It veered off the north side into a tree line. The vehicle struck several trees before stopping.

Hartley and one passenger, Timothy Connor, 25, were transported to Memorial University Medical Center in critical condition. The other passenger, Mallory Mason, 21, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation by MAIT.