Man dies in Dougherty County crash

One passenger killed when driver runs into tree on Harris Road

ALBANY — One man was killed and another injured after the vehicle they were traveling in struck a tree in Dougherty County late Saturday, police officials say.

Tamiko Whitlock, a detective with the Dougherty County Police Department and the primary investigating officer for the incident, said the one-vehicle accident took place on Harris Road roughly one-half mile off of Georgia Highway 300 at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The driver, Alexander McHone, who was born in 1993, drove off the road and struck a tree, investigators said..

McHone suffered minor injuries. His passenger, Richard Stolze, 20, did not survive the crash, Whitlock said.

Regarding theories as to what caused the crash, Whitlock told The Albany Herald on Monday was that the investigation was ongoing.

Shift reports available from the Albany Fire Department show there were firefighters called to help clear the scene. Those reports show that the sport utility vehicle the men were traveling in was found upright in some brush. McHone was found on the ground while Stolze was trapped inside the vehicle.