SAVANNAH, GA (March 16, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team has identified Rhonda Maria Lavant, 29, as the pedestrian involved in the fatal pedestrian-vehicle accident, Monday morning on Ogeechee Road.
Lavant was reportedly running between southbound and northbound lanes of traffic, for an unknown reason, on Ogeechee Road. Roosevelt Smith, 83, was traveling in the left southbound lane when his vehicle, a Honda Civic, collided with the female pedestrian.
Lavant was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries on March 15.
This is an ongoing MAIT investigation.
Anyone with any additional information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.