SAVANNAH, GA (May 1, 2018) –Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred today in the area of New Hampstead Road.

At around 10:00 a.m., officers responded to the area and found a vehicle that was on fire with an individual next to it, deceased with burns. The investigation determined that the individual, driving a Ford Fusion, was traveling south on New Hampstead Road and left the roadway, striking a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle then caught on fire.

The individual was pronounced deceased on scene. The name will be released once next of kin is notified.