SAVANNAH, GA (June 4, 2013): Major Accident Investigation Team officers are investigating a collision of a sedan and a golf cart on Hutchinson Island this morning in which an 82-year-old Savannah man died.
Benjamin M. Tucker of an East Liberty Street address was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center after the 11:44 a.m. crash on Grand Prize of America Avenue, a former road race track on the island.
Robert William Martin, 52, of Spicewood, TX. Martin has been charged with racing, vehicular homicide in the first degree and reckless driving.
MAIT investigators said Martin was traveling around Grand Prize of America Roadway at a high rate of speed. Tucker was crossing Grand Prize of America Roadway from the club house to the employee parking lot when he was struck by the Chrysler 300 driven by Mr. Martin. The impact caused extensive damage to the Golf Cart and Mr. Tucker suffered fatal injuries.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are continuing to investigate.