SAVANNAH, GA (October 12, 2015): Three weekend vehicle accidents are under investigation by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).
Sunday, at about 7:12 p.m. Metro responded to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 516 near Veteran’s Parkway. At a high rate of speed, Christopher Lewis, 23, was driving west on I-516 when he lost control of his Infinity G35. Lewis struck the concrete median of the Hunter Army Airfield Overpass, causing the vehicle roll over. Lewis was ejected. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead..
Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. Metro responded to the 11000 block of Abercorn Street where a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by John Hensley, 23, collided with a Chatham Area Transit bus driven by Anna Shephard, 51. The bus stopped in the far right lane to unload passengers. Investigators believe a car traveling in the same lane as the bus switched to the center lane without signaling and continued north on Abercorn Street. The motorcyclist attempted to stop to avoid the car. Hensley was thrown from his vehicle. The then motorcycle collided with the bus.
Hensley was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Also, on Saturday at about 5 p.m. Charlene Cooper, 44, was driving West on Montgomery Cross Road in a Toyota Venza. While driving a Ford Explorer, Minerva Evans, 49, attempted a left turn from Marcus Place to eastbound Montgomery Cross Road. Cooper’s vehicle collided with Evans’ vehicle. Evans was ejected when her vehicle spun.
Evans sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Cooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to MUMC. Evan’s passenger, a 3-year-old male and Cooper’s passenger Ashley Cooper, 20, were transported by ambulance to MUMC as a precautionary measure. All drivers and passengers in this incident have since been released.
These cases remain under investigation by MAIT.
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