Driver dies in Midtown wreck

The driver died on the scene of a single-vehicle wreck in Midtown early Sunday.

The accident happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 300 block of Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta police said.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the driver as 27-year-old Kerry D. Harris Jr. of Atlanta. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The vehicle was traveling west on Ponce when the driver lost control in a curve and hit a fire hydrant, a rock wall and a concrete wall, police said. The vehicle ended up on its side with the driver’s door area crushed.

The investigation is continuing.

—Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this report.