UPDATE (March 10, 2023): A tip resulted in the arrest of a driver who fled the scene after striking a 19-year-old woman on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Jan. 9. Katherine Boegel, of Walnut Creek, Calif., suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. The driver, Ernest Snowden, 30, of Port Wentworth, was booked in the Chatham County jail on March 8 on charges of felony hit and run, felony serious injury by motor vehicle and felony false report in writing.
SAVANNAH, GA (January 10, 2023): Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a Jan. 9 hit and run crash on Martin Luther King Boulevard that resulted in injuries to a 19-year-old woman.
Officers responded to Martin Luther King Boulevard at W. Jones Street around 8 p.m. and discovered Katherine Boegel, of Walnut Creek, Calif., suffering from injuries. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
According to a preliminary TIU investigation, Boegel was crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard in the crosswalk when she was struck by a pickup truck. The truck failed to stop following the crash. The truck is described as a brown Ford F-150 with Georgia tag TDU1306. Officers continue efforts to locate the vehicle and its driver.