Soldier charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash on Bay Street

ByWTOC Staff|February 11, 2021 at 9:31 PM EST - Updated February 11 at 9:33 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A soldier has been charged with vehicular homicide after a deadly crash on Bay Street in Savannah.

According to Georgia State Patrol, 21-year old Erick Marquez has been charged with felony - 1st degree vehicle homicide, felony - serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, and speeding.

GSP says Marquez, a soldier stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, was driving a truck west bound on Bay Street early Sunday morning when he hit a car pulling onto Bay in the Barnard Street/Jefferson Street area.

The driver of the car, 30-year-old Justin Washington, from Savannah, was killed. Three other people in the car with Washington were injured.

Several other parked vehicles were also hit.

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