Stolen car involved in serious crash in Savannah

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.

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