Five vehicles got swept up in a chain-reaction collision on Islands Expressway that killed a Savannah man and left others with injuries. The crash, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 not far from Whitewash Island, is still under investigation by the Savannah-Chatham police's Major Accident Investigation Team. Law enforcement is also dealing with contradictory versions by the occupants of one vehicle about what happened. Neither has yet been charged with any violations.
The initial auto accident involved a collision between a Nissan Sentra and a Chevrolet Tahoe. The 26-year-old driver of the Nissan died at the scene. Wreckage from the collision hit another vehicle driven by a 65-year-old man. He was not injured. However, a fourth driver who stopped when she saw the crash was hit by yet another car. One driver was treated at the scene, while the other was hospitalized after complaining of pain. One person in the SUV was also taken to the hospital. Accident investigators kept the area closed off well into the early hours of the morning.