SAVANNAH — The Savannah Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash Feb. 20 involving a stolen vehicle.
According to a preliminary investigation, a Ford Fusion was traveling northbound on Montgomery Street at a high rate of speed around 10:30 p.m. when the driver swerved into another lane to avoid hitting a vehicle that had slowed to make a left turn on to Staley Avenue.
This resulted in the Fusion striking a Chevrolet Silverado that was in the right-hand northbound lane.
After striking the truck, the Fusion struck the raised median, overturned, struck a tree, and then came to rest in the median.
The Silverado also lost control, striking a tree and a metal pole. Occupants had to be extricated from both vehicles.
The drivers of both vehicles and a passenger in the truck were transported to a hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
According to police, the Fusion was stolen that same evening. The Fusion’s driver, 17-year-old Lonon Vin Tay, was booked into the Chatham County jail for theft by receiving stolen vehicle and an existing warrant.
Both investigations remain ongoing.