Police ID victim of MLK Jr. Blvd. fatal car crash

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Police Department (SPD) released the identity of the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on MLK Jr. Blvd. Wednesday.

SPD says Charles Bryant, 52, of Savannah, has been identified as the deceased passenger.

SPD’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

According to police, Karl Whatley, 54, was driving north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when he lost control and struck a light pole and tree near W. Park Avenue.

Whatley sustained minor injuries and was uncooperative with police and emergency personnel, SPD said. Evidence of drug use was located in the vehicle.

Bryant, the passenger, was transported to Memorial Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

An initial investigation determined DUI and failure to maintain lanes as the causes of the crash. The investigation remains ongoing.

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