Three Dead in Head-on Collision - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

11/05/04

Three Dead in Head-on Collision

A head-on collision overnight has claimed the lives of three people. It took place on the ramp from Interstate 16 East leading to the Talmadge Bridge.

About midnight, police and ambulance crews received a call saying there was a head-on collision on the ramp. Police arrived on the scene within minutes and found three occupants of a Mercury station wagon trapped in the wreckage.

Officers called for Savannah firefighters who used the Jaws of Life to cut the top off the car. But all three women in the car were dead at the scene.

Traffic investigators say the driver of a Mustang, identified as 31-year-old Adam Cochran was going the wrong way on the ramp when the collision occurred. Cochran was taken to Memorial Health for treatment of minor injuries.

Police believe Cochran was driving under the influence and they say he will face charges in connection with the three deaths.

The names of the victims are not being released until relatives are notified.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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