SAVANNAH, GA (August 3, 2022): SPD’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash last Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

According to a preliminary investigation, an Acura MDX was traveling eastbound on Victory Drive around 11:30 p.m. when it collided with a Chevrolet Malibu that was crossing Victory Drive on Paulsen Street.

The driver of the Chevrolet, who was identified as 34-year-old Avon Sams, of Savannah, was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The Acura was driven by 18-year-old Roger Payne, of Savannah. He and a 16-year-old passenger received minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.