19-Year-Old Girl Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wtoc.com, a 19-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Savannah, Georgia. The two vehicles crashed into each other and then hit the wall of a building at an intersection in Savannah. Four other people were seriously injured in the wreck.*
Around 12:30 p.m. on March 7, according to the Savannah Police Department, a Honda CR-V was traveling southbound on Whitaker Street, while a Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Victory Drive. At the intersection of Whitaker and Victory, the two vehicles crashed into each other.
Police and WTOC report that preliminary investigation suggests the driver of the Honda suffered a medical event that caused him to run a red light at the intersection, leading to the crash. After the collision, both vehicles rotated and struck a traffic control box, a light pole, and the side of a building.
WTOC reports that Savannah police officers confirmed a 19-year-old girl lost her life in the crash. She had been riding in the Toyota, according to police.
The driver of the Toyota and an additional passenger in the Toyota were seriously injured in the accident, according to WTOC, as were two passengers in the Honda. The driver of the Honda did not sustain serious injuries, police said. Officers did not describe the medical issue suffered by the Honda driver.
Officials responding to the scene closed down Victory driver from Bill Street to Barnard Street. In addition, they closed Whitaker Street starting at 43rd Street.
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