Investigators believe Benjamin Land, 20, was intoxicated when he lost control of the car he was driving and hit a guardrail near the Priest Road overpass Aug. 22, spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said in an emailed statement. Land then left the road and hit a tree, Baker said.
When Land hit the tree, his passenger, 19-year-old Savanna Martin, was ejected from the car. The Cartersville woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.