Pedestrian in Savannah killed after tire flies off car, according to police

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By WTOC Staff

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 10:22 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian died after a tire flew off a car over the weekend.

Police say it happened Sunday on Staley Avenue. According to their preliminary investigation, a Toyota Highlander was traveling east on Staley Avenue from Montgomery Street when one of the front tires came off of the vehicle and struck a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk in the area.

The pedestrian, 67-year-old Edith Fields, was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.

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