Savannah highway reopens after fatal accident

Savannah highway reopens after fatal accident

Savannah Highway is back open after a deadly crash early Saturday morning.

Shortly after midnight, a car traveling northbound on Highway 17 collided with a truck was traveling southbound, near the Highway 174 exit.

According to investigators, the car hydroplaned and began to spin into the southbound lanes as the truck was passing. As the vehicles collided, the driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle.

When EMS arrived, they pronounced the driver of the car, 28-year-old Jerell Heyward of Yonges Island, was deceased.

The driver and two passengers of the truck were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing story, please check back as we gather more information.

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