GA authorities: TX man was drunk at time of wreck

March 13, 2012 3:27:03 AM PDT
Authorities in north Georgia say a Texas man who caused a wreck that killed him and his baby's mother was driving drunk.

Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) 48-year-old Rick Dean Headen had a blood alcohol level of .218, just under three times the legal limit. Headen and 40-year-old Charlotte Ann Sedtal died in the crash around 11 a.m. on Feb. 5.

The couple's then-2-month-old baby, Dakota was injured in the accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

Baker says Headen, whose license was suspended, was driving a Ford Focus that crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head on.

Blood drawn from Headen at the time of the crash was analyzed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.