Police say Darren Curry, 31, had been drinking before he got behind the wheel and caused a wrong-way car wreck at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and South Cobb Drive at about 10:53 p.m. Saturday.
When Smyrna police officers arrived at the scene, they found an 8-month-old boy dead and two other injured children, said Smyrna Cpl. Ed Cason.
“The baby was in his car seat, but the car seat was not properly installed,” Cason said.
A 7-year-old received minor injuries and was still at WellStar Kennestone Hospital on Sunday afternoon for observation. A 3-year-old received more significant injuries and underwent surgery for abdominal damage.
Neither were wearing seat belts, Cason said, but both are expected to recover.
Curry, along with his passenger, Wykeni Harris, 29, the mother of the three children, and the driver who police say Curry struck, Jose Diaz, were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Curry faces multiple charges including driving under the influence, driving under the influence child endangerment, vehicular homicide, three counts of child safety restraint violations, reckless driving and improper passing.
Harris and Diaz are not facing any charges.