TIU Investigates Fatal Crash at Bulloch Street and Amaranth Avenue
SAVANNAH, GA (May 6, 2019) – Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a May 5 crash that resulted in the death of a 73-year-old Savannah man.
About 8:30 p.m. Benjamin Simmons, who was driving a Buick Century, was traveling north on Bulloch Street when he entered the intersection on Amaranth Avenue. At the same time, Mark Burns, 28, of Savannah, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck on Amaranth Avenue and entered the intersection of Bulloch Street. The vehicles collided, resulting in the Buick striking a power pole on the northwest corner of the intersection. Simmons died as a result of his injuries. Burns was treated for minor injuries.