“Mr. Meyer was a Vietnam veteran, a successful businessman with Merrill Lynch and a devoted husband, father and grandfather,” said Jill Zuckman, a spokesman for the grieving family. “We are imploring people to please come forward if they have any information at all that could lead to an arrest.”
“The Meyer family is heartbroken over the loss of Mr. Meyer. He was the life of every party and a huge presence in the lives of his wife of 50 years, two daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.”
Officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed Meyer, of Quechee, Vt., and Orchid Island, Fla. Meyer had stopped in Savannah for the night as he drove to Florida for the winter. He was hit and thrown while crossing the street. His body was not found until about 10:30 p.m.
Police investigators say they are looking for a 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to its front on the right side. Anyone who may have seen the truck near the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center should contact police immediately.
Please call Crime Stoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.
The family of Peter J. Meyer, 72, is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for his death Sunday night, Jan. 4, on Abercorn Street, a family spokesman said.