Robert William Martin (Source: Chatham County Detention Center)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
A man charged in the collision with a golf cart that resulted in
the death of legendary jazz musician, businessman and philanthropist appeared before
a judge on Wednesday afternoon.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said Ben Tucker, 82, was struck
by a car at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday while riding his golf cart on an access road
near the Westin Savannah Golf Resort and Spa. Police said Tucker was the only
person in the golf cart at the time of the collision.
Police said Robert William Martin, 52, of Spicewood, TX, was
speeding in a Chrysler 300 on Grand Prize of America Avenue and
collided with Tucker's golf cart as he was crossing Grand Prize of America from
the clubhouse to the employee parking lot.
Martin was charged with racing, first-degree vehicular homicide
and reckless driving. A judge denied him bond at a hearing Wednesday.
Tucker was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center.
SCMPD's Major Accident Investigation Team continues to investigate.