Death Investigation Slows Traffic to a Crawl on Truman Parkway

SCMPD investigates the death of a person found over an embankment on the Truman Parkway

(SAVANNAH)  An unsettling, early morning discovery on a busy traffic artery in Savannah leads to a death investigation by police.  Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department Spokesman Eunicia Baker says detectives were called to the Truman Parkway just as the morning commute picked up steam.  Baker says a deceased person was found over an embankment in the northbound lanes just south of the Victory Drive exit.  She says the call came into the Savannah-Chatham 911 center about 5:06am.

The ensuing investigation closed one of the northbound lanes throughout much of the morning rush hour.  Baker says it is very early in the investigation and a lot of details are not available at this time, including gender or a preliminary cause of death.  More than a half dozen officers and detectives were on the scene collecting evidence.  Southbound traffic was unaffected, but there was a slowdown due to the rubberneckers slowing to see what happened.  Traffic returned to it’s normal flow just before 9:00a.m.  Baker says SCMPD will release more information as it becomes available.

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