WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A 69-year-old Cleveland man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on SR 75 Saturday evening
According to the Georgia State Patrol accident report, William Scott Bentley, was driving south in a GMC Sierra when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline, traveled about 150 feet off the east side of the highway and struck a tree.
An eyewitness said she was traveling north on SR 75 when she first observed the Bentley vehicle in the southbound land and that is suddenly turned and traveled directly in front of her before going off the roadway.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash. According to the report, “Strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitted from inside vehicle #1. Several Bud Light bottles observed in he back pocket of the front passenger seat. One Bud Light bottle observed between driver #1’s legs. One Bud Light bottle observed on the ground in close proximity to vehicle #1. All bottles were cold to the touch.