UPDATE (October 29, 2021): The deceased has been identified as David Carlos Smith, 35, of Savannah.

SAVANNAH, GA (October 28, 2021) – The Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash on Truman Parkway today that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

Officers responded to the crash located on northbound Truman Parkway near Montgomery Cross Road around noon. According to a preliminary investigation, a Nissan Pathfinder traveling southbound entered the grass median, resulting in the vehicle rotating and entering the northbound lanes. After entering the northbound lanes, the Pathfinder in the passenger side by a black BMW X5. The impact resulted in the Pathfinder rolling into the guardrail.

The driver of the Pathfinder died at the scene of the crash as a result of his injuries. His identity will be released pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the BMW sustained non-serious injuries.

Failure to maintain lane and adverse road conditions were determined to be contributing factors to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by TIU.