Georgia State Patrol said the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Mann Road near Stockmar. A Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Officer Ryan Adrian Baird left the roadway in a curve and hit a tree, GSP said.
GSP said Baird, 38, was trapped in the SUV and died.
Via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
An Atlanta police officer was killed Monday when the sport utility vehicle he was driving ran off a Douglas County road and hit a tree.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Ryan Adrian Baird, 38, of Douglasville, was on Mann Road north of Stockmar Road just before 6:30 p.m. when his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the roadway in a curve.
Baird, who was off-duty at the time, died in the crash.
Baird had been with the Atlanta Police Department for 3.5 years, and was assigned to the Community Service Division/Airport Section, according to department spokeswoman Kim Jones.
Jones said Baird is survived by a wife and three children.
Atlanta Police Department
Monday, October 7, 2013