Athens Police are investigating an early morning wreck on U.S. 31 that killed one person.
Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the wreck occurred at 12:23 a.m. Monday and involved one vehicle. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Mason Glenn Gilliland of Athens, was traveling north on U.S. 31, south of U.S. 72, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Gilliland was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, Johnson said. It appeared he was the only person in the car at the time of the accident, he said.
Records show Gilliland was a graduate of Athens High School, where he played baseball. He is also listed as an outfielder on the 2016-2017 Marion Military Institute Tigers baseball roster.