Polk County authorities confirmed that 29 year-old Justin Hatch, of Cedartown, was killed in an off-road accident last weekend.  Reports said that Hatch was partially ejected and thrown from a Yamaha four-wheeler when he was driving in a wooded area off Cornelius Road.  A female passenger, Briana Gravett, 23, was also critically injured in the wreck.

Police said that Hatch was driving down a gravel road when he lost control and flipped numerous times.

Gravett was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.