SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, August 11, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metro’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a Thursday afternoon crash on Highway 17 that resulted in the death of a Hunter Army Airfield soldier.
Officers were called to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 17 and Berwick Boulevard about 1:30 p.m. Alex Bentley-Freeman, 30, was traveling northbound on Highway 17 in a Subaru Impreza when he attempted to turn left onto Berwick Boulevard in front of an oncoming dump truck. The dump truck, which was driven by Lewis Brinson, struck Bentley-Freeman’s vehicle.
Both drivers were transported to a hospital for treatment. Bentley-Freeman later died as a result of his injuries.