Seven people were injured Thursday when an SUV collided with a car that was headed the wrong way on Interstate 95.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said Virgil Hicks, 83, of Statesboro, was driving a 2007 Buick Lucerne south bound in the emergency lane of northbound I-95 and tried to turn left across traffic onto the exit ramp when it collided with a Honda Pilot driven by 41-year-old Sarah Miller that was headed northbound.
Vachel Miller, 43, Galen Miller, 10, Caspian Miller, 6, and Sidra Miller, 8, all of Boone, N.C., were riding in the Honda Pilot and Mary Hicks was riding in the Buick when they collided at about 11:54 a.m. at the beginning of the ramp, according to police.
The Hicks and the Millers were taken to Memorial University Medical Center. Virgil Hicks is in critical condition. Galen Miller is in serious condition. Sarah Miller and Mary Hicks are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The others were treated for injuries and released.
The intersection and parts of I-95 were closed for several hours during the investigation and cleanup.
SCMPD's Major Accident Investigation Team continues to investigate.