SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Police Department (SPD) has announced in a tweet that Officer Reginald Brannan, 23, died in a traffic collision on the way home from work.

According to a news release from SPD, Brannan was traveling home from work at around midnight when his vehicle collided with a tractor trailer. This occurred in the 4200 block of Highway 21 in Garden City.

Brannan died as a result of his injuries and Georgia State Patrol is now investigating the crash.

“Our hearts are broken over the sudden and tragic loss of Officer Brannan,” Chief Lenny Gunther said in the news release. “He was a young officer just starting his career.”

According to the tweet, Brannan had been a member of SPD since December of 2020.

“We ask everyone to keep his family, friends and the SPD family in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of this member of our SPD family,” Gunther said.

Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted Monday afternoon and asked people to send prayers for Brennan’s family.

“Please join our family in praying for Officer Brannan’s family and friends in this difficult time. In answering the call to serve he set himself apart with his bravery and leadership, and he will be greatly missed by those he knew and served,” Kemp tweeted.

The Northwest precinct at 602 E. Lathrop Ave. set up a memorial for Brannan.