GSP investigating after 2 pedestrians hit, killed on Abercorn Street
Published: Dec. 19, 2021 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 8:39 AM EST
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.
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