Soldier dies after traffic accident on Highway 17

Accident on Highway 17 [WSAV Art Ottimo]

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Officials say a soldier passed away at 2:07 p.m. Thursday after a vehicle crash on Highway 17.

The accident occurred early this afternoon on Ogeechee Road near Berwick Boulevard.

Southbound lanes were closed for several hours while police and emergency officials cleared the accident.

According to Major Megan Jantos with the Third Infantry Division, a civilian ambulance transported the Soldier to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia where he was pronounced deceased.

The Soldier’s name will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin notification.

Major Jantos says the accident is currently under investigation.

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