SAVANNAH, GA (July 18, 2022): Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a July 17 incident on Staley Avenue that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Toyota Highlander was traveling east on Staley Avenue from Montgomery Street when one of the front tires came off of the vehicle and struck a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk in the area. The pedestrian, who was identified as 67-year-old Edith Fields, was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.