Atlanta lawyer reported missing earlier this week found dead in hospital

Lawyer Demetrice Allen, 30, passed away at a local hospital after being injured in a car wreck. (LinkedIn)

South Fulton Police Department revealed on Friday that the attorney who was reported missing earlier this week has died.

Demetrice Allen, 30, passed away at a local hospital after being injured in a car wreck, according to the department’s press release, CNN reports. 

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Allen was last seen on Dec. 6 after hanging out with friends at a bar in East Atlanta, the police said. His godmother, Daphne Handley reported him missing two days later.

“Our investigation determined that Mr. Allen was involved in a traffic accident in Clayton County before he was reported missing by loved ones,” according to the police statement. “Unfortunately, Mr. Allen succumbed from his injuries the next day at an area hospital. Mr. Allen’s next of kin has been notified.”

Allen was staying with his godmother in the Atlanta area while he was interviewing for jobs. He recently moved from Orlando, according to the site. 

Clayton County police also reported on Friday in a news release that Allen was involved in a multi-vehicle car wreck on Interstate 285 East on Dec.  7 and was reportedly the driver who was at fault. 

“Mr. Allen’s injuries were severe, but did not appear to be life-threatening,” the news release stated. “He was alert, conscious, and combative when he was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.” 

Allen’s friends said he was reportedly on his way to The Cookout Restaurant after leaving the bar that night, according to the New York Post. 

Police were not able to identify at the scene because of his condition after the accident.

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“Upon following up at the hospital, officers discovered Mr. Allen succumbed to his injuries and hospital staff subsequently contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, who took custody of Mr. Allen’s body.”

Additional details surrounding the car wreck or Allen’s injuries have not been released.

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