1 person dead after crash on Hwy. 17, Chatham Co. Police investigating

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Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 7:11 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:23 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Chatham County Police Department is investigating a crash that killed one person.

It happened Wednesday night on Highway 17.

Northbound lanes of Highway 17 had to be shut down from Chief O.F. Love Road South to the Bryan County line.

Georgia State Patrol was also on scene.

Georgia State Patrol says a tow truck was trying to make a u-turn on highway 17 near Love’s Seafood just after 6:30 p.m.

A car traveling behind the tow truck was unable to stop, causing the crash.

After the impact, GSP says the car burst into flames.

The driver died at the scene.

Police have identified him as 32-year-old Adam Daughtry from Savannah.

The crash is still under investigation.