Monday, January 11, 2016

MAIT investigates fatal train-vehicle collision

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team are investigating a fatal collision involving a 26-year-old man and a CSX freight train on Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:41 a.m., Alexander Lucas was Grove Point Road after turning around at a dead-end traveling west in a Mitsubishi Eclipse when his car became wedged on railroad tracks.

"Lucas exited the vehicle for an unknown reason, standing on the tracks. The oncoming train was unable to stop as it struck him and the vehicle," says Darnisha Green of the SCMPD's Public Affairs Office.

Lucas was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is an ongoing (MAIT) investigation.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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