According to Polk County deputy coroner Marty Robinson, 18 year-old Stephen Aubrey Clay, was pronounced dead and 33 year-old Timmy Ray was transported to Floyd Medical Center following a wreck on Highway 278 in Rockmart Wednesday night.

Reports indicated that the wreck occurred in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 278 bear McCowan Road.

Authorities stated that Clay’s Chevrolet Lumina came over into Ray’s lane, and was struck on the driver’s door, causing him to over correct and lose control.  Police added that Clay’s vehicle then traveled into oncoming traffic and came to rest on the shoulder.

Ray has since been treated and released from the hospital.