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GSP investigating after 2 pedestrians hit, killed on Abercorn Street

GSP confirms a black Jeep hit two pedestrians who were in the roadway near the intersection of...
GSP confirms a black Jeep hit two pedestrians who were in the roadway near the intersection of Janet Lane and Abercorn Street.(WTOC)
Published: Dec. 19, 2021 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 8:39 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that shut down a stretch of Abercorn Street near Janet Lane in Savannah for several hours Sunday evening.

Troopers said a black Jeep hit two pedestrians who were in the roadway at 5:20 p.m. The driver continued south and stopped at a CVS where they called 911 to report the incident.

Both pedestrians died from their injuries. GSP has identified the deceased as 67-year-old Manubhai Patel and 67-year-old Vinodchandra Patel, of Savannah.

Police have arrested 30-year-old Dishan Hughes. Hughes is charged with hit and run resulting in death and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The crash remains under investigation by GSP.

Dishan Hughes
Dishan Hughes(Chatham County Police Department)

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