SAVANNAH, GA (September 4, 2018) – Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating two separate crashes involving pedestrians that occurred the evening of Sept. 3.
Around 5:40 p.m. officers responded to Montgomery Street at 60th Street for a crash that resulted in the death of Lee Stowbridge, 65, of Springfield.
According to a preliminary investigation, Stowbridge was attempting to cross Montgomery Street when he was struck by an oncoming, southbound Buick Regal driven by Paul Pusha, 34, of Savannah. Stowbridge was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries around 11 p.m.
Around 7:45 p.m. officers responded to Pennsylvania Avenue near Utah Street for a crash that injured a 2-year-old Savannah boy.
According to a preliminary investigation, Dwayne Brown, 55, of Savannah was traveling south on Pennsylvania Avenue in a Dodge Caravan when heard a noise. After stopping the vehicle, he learned that he had struck the child. Investigators believe the child slipped out of the home, unbeknownst to the adult watching him, and was attempting to run after his mother who was walking to the store.
The child was transported to Memorial Medical Center for minor injuries.
Both crashes remain under investigation.