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4th person dies after wreck on Fort Argyle Road at Old River Road

Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 6:01 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:21 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Four people have died after a crash Wednesday evening at Fort Argyle and Old River roads.

According to Georgia State Patrol (GSP), four of five passengers of a minivan have died in the crash.

The van was driving south on Old River Road after 5 p.m. on Wednesday and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Fort Argyle, according to GSP. An 18-wheeler driving west on Fort Argyle struck the van’s driver side. Two of the passengers were ejected from the van.

GSP confirmed the 27-year-old driver of the minivan, a passenger in their early 20′s, a passenger in their early 40′s and a 19-year-old passenger have all died. The fifth passenger has non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the five people in the minivan were construction workers.

Tina Shamlian lives near where it happened and said this intersection is scary and she hopes this accident will spark change.

“I figured it would take something major, like this, to happen for them to reevaluate this area and make some changes,” Shamlian said.

Shamlian says wrecks in the area are common.

“There’s been like 6 or 7, maybe more, but I think this is the worst one,” she said.

As of Thursday evening, GSP says the fifth passenger is in stable condition. GSP continues to investigate.

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