Phenix City Man Dies in Accident on I-185

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HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A twenty-four-year-old Phenix man is dead after an early morning accident on Interstate 185.

It happened around 5:30 AM in Harris County just north of Exit 19 for Mulberry Grove.

Officials with the Georgia State Patrol say Henry Hernandez was going to pick up a friend in Atlanta when he somehow drove off onto the median.

Troopers say Hernandez overcorrected, putting his Nissan pickup truck into a spin in the northbound lanes.

The truck went off the road and onto the shoulder where Hernandez struck a tree on his driver's side.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say alcohol was not involved in the crash.