Updated: 9:45 a.m. April 20
A 17-year-old student wrecked the 2005 Volvo he was driving after he left school Thursday afternoon.
According to Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry, the one-vehicle accident happened when the driver, who was headed northbound on Rocky Branch Road, left the roadway and struck a tree. He had been traveling alone. The teen was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries.
"We expect him to do well," Berry said.
Oconee County Fire and Rescue and the Georgia State Patrol also responded to the scene.
According to a public information officer from the GSP, the driver was William Hudson Wade of Watkinsville. Earlier reports indicated speed may have been a factor, but the GSP report only states he left the road, overcorrected and hit the tree. Wade was cited with failure to maintain lane.