Metro police seek truck involved in fatal hit-and-run on Abercorn Street

Published: Jan. 5, 2015 at 3:02 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2015 at 3:03 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Major Accident investigation Team (MAIT) officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for a truck that struck and killed a Florida man on Abercorn Street late Sunday night.

Investigators are looking for a 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to its front end on the right side.

Officials say Peter Meyers, 72, of Vero Beach, FL, was found on the ground in front of a motel on the 5700 block of Abercorn around 10:30 p.m. They say he was walking across Abercorn at the time he was struck and was thrown into some shrubbery.

The incident could have taken place before earlier in the evening.

MAIT investigators are asking that anyone who may have seen the truck in the area of Abercorn between Janet Drive and Lee Boulevard near the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, to contact them immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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