SAVANNAH, GA (March 6, 2021) – Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a crash into the Eisenhower Drive U.S. Post Office today that resulted in one death and three injuries.
According to a preliminary investigation, Phyllis Champion, 82, was attempting to park her Toyota Corolla in the parking lot at 1348 Eisenhower Drive around 11:45 a.m. when she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake. This resulted in the vehicle jumping the curb and driving through a glass window in the front of the building. The vehicle struck three customers and one employee who were in building before it came to a stop.
Jessie Allen, 67, who was a customer, died as a result of her injuries. Two other customers — Clyde Wilson, 65, and Glendora Baldwin, 64 – and an employee, Chantel Manley, 33, were transported to a hospital for treatment. Wilson sustained serious injuries. The driver was not injured.
The crash was determined to be accidental.
The investigation is on-going.