A Riverdale man died and his 10-year-old son was injured after he struck a pole head-on on I-75 south in Forsyth on Monday.

Eddie James Mitchell, 32, of Riverdale, was southbound near the Tift College Drive exit in a black Chrysler 200 when he left the roadway and wrecked into a metal pole that holds the exit sign. 

Coroner Joey Proctor said he thinks Mitchell must’ve fallen asleep. The wreck happened around 5 a.m. 

Mitchell’s 10-year-old son was in the back seat. He was taken to Navicent Health reportedly with a broken leg.