Crash at Montgomery Street and Staley Avenue closes intersection

Crash at Montgomery Street and Staley Avenue closes intersection
A crash at Montgomery Street and Staley Avenue closed the intersection Saturday night. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a crash at Montgomery Street and Staley Avenue that closed the intersection for some time on Saturday night. One of the vehicles involved had been stolen earlier Saturday evening.

The driver in a Ford Fusion was driving northbound on Montgomery Street around 10:30 p.m. “at a high rate of speed” when the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a slower vehicle preparing to make a left turn on to Staley Avenue, according to a statement from Savannah Police. The Fusion then hit a Chevrolet Silverado in the right lane on the northbound side of Montgomery Street.

The Fusion then hit the raised median and overturned before hitting a tree and coming to a stop in the median. The Silverado hit a tree and a metal pole as a result of the impact. Savannah Fire was also on the scene assisting in getting occupants out of the vehicles.

Both drivers and a passenger in the Silverado were taken to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Ford Fusion involved in the crash had been stolen earlier that night. Lonon Vin Tay, 17, the driver of the Fusion, has been booked in Chatham County jail for theft by receiving stolen vehicle and an existing warrant.

Savannah Police are continuing to investigate both incidents.

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