AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - One person is dead following an early Monday morning car wreck in Auburn. Police believe alcohol is a factor.
The Auburn Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to the single vehicle wreck on Shug Jordan Parkway around 2:30am where they found three people who had been ejected after their vehicle overturned several times.
Killed in the accident was 19-year-old Garrett Schlichtemeier of Ogallala, Nebraska. Other injured passengers included the driver, 18-year-old Michael Madkins of Elk Grove, California and 18-year-old Tyler Perri of Covina, California. Perri was treated for minor injuries on the scene.
Shclichtemeier and Madkins were transported by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center in critical condition. Schlichtemeier was pronounced brain dead at 10am Monday. Madkins remains hospitalized.
All three victims are students at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Police believe they were on their way to a Spring Break gathering in Spanish Fort, but had stopped in Auburn to see a friend.
Schlichtemeier's body will be transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.