UPDATE: Jamal Tinsley died as a result of his injuries in May 2021. Tinsley was determined to be at-fault in the incident.

SAVANNAH, GA (February 27, 2021) –Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a pedestrian-involved crash on Bay Street this morning.

Around 5 a.m., Ernestine Jones, 64, driving a Toyota Corolla, was traveling east on Bay Street approaching Montgomery Street. At that time, Jamal Tinsley, 29, attempted to cross Bay Street near its intersection with Montgomery Street. Jones did not see Tinsley due to his dark clothing. She attempted to steer away from him but could not avoid the collision.

Tinsley was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Traffic Investigation Unit continues to investigate this crash.