Woman identified in fatal single-vehicle crash that sparked a brush fire off Little Neck Road

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Update: The person killed in this crash has been identified as 23-year-old Kayla Shuman, of Pooler.

The Savannah Police Department confirms one person was killed in a single-vehicle wreck near Little Neck Road and New Hampstead Parkway, Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the area around 10 a.m. to find a vehicle that was on fire with a person next to it, deceased with burns. The investigation determined that the victim, who was driving a Ford Fusion, was traveling south on New Hampstead Road and left the roadway, hitting a tree, and was thrown from the vehicle which then caught fire.

As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the fire is out and the car has been removed from the woods.

Officials with the Board of Education were on the scene as smoke from the fire was blowing into the nearby New Hampstead High School.

The victim's identity will be released once next of kin is notified.

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