SAVANNAH, GA (March 17, 2020) – Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) is investigating a March 5 crash on Abercorn Street and Largo Drive that resulted in one fatality on March 15.
A preliminary investigation revealed that at around 11:30 p.m., Douglas Hackler, 59, of Savannah, was on his bicycle traveling east on Largo Drive crossing Abercorn Street on a red traffic signal. At the same time, Freddie Reese, 69, of Savannah, was traveling north on Abercorn Street in a Toyota Corolla, entering the intersection on a green traffic signal. Reese was unable to stop and struck Hackler.
Hackler was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on March 15.
TIU is continuing to investigate this collision.