1 dead, 1 injured in car accident on Diamond Causeway

SAVANNAH, GA (June 4, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team (MAIT) responded to Diamond Causeway near Butterbean Beach, where a fatal two-vehicle accident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

Angela Watson, 36, was driving east on Diamond Causeway in a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. At the same time Joseph Hunt, 25, was driving west on the causeway in a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. Hunt crossed the center line, striking Watson’s vehicle head-on.

Watson died at the scene. As a precaution, her two juvenile passengers, ages 9 and 13,  were transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for observation. Hunt also was transported to MUMC for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 SCMPD’s Patrol Division responded to the scene, along with South Side Fire and EMS and the Chatham County Coroner’s Office. This incident resulted in a three-hour road closure on Diamond Causeway.

The collision remains under review by MAIT.


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