SAVANNAH, GA (January 7, 2013): The driver of a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 last week has died of his injuries from the ensuing crash.
Virgil Hicks, 83, of Statesboro died Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center.
He was one of seven occupants of the two vehicles transported for treatment Thursday when Hicks’ car, travelling the wrong way on Interstate 95 collided with an SUV carrying five passengers.
Hicks, and his wife Mary Hicks, as well as Sarah Miller, 41, Vachel Miller, 43, Galen Miller, 10, Caspian Miller, 6, and Sidra Miller, 8, all of Boone, NC, were transported after the 11:54 a.m. crash.
Hicks was listed in critical condition. Galen Miller was listed in serious condition. Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Hicks were listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The others were treated for injuries and released.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Major Accident investigation Team officers said Hicks was operating a 2007 Buick Lucerne, traveling south bound in the emergency lane of northbound Interstate 95 and attempted to turn left across traffic onto the exit ramp.
A Honda Pilot driven northbound by Mrs. Miller and the Buick collided at the beginning of the ramp.
MAIT continues to investigate.
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