Published On: Mon, Nov 9th, 2015

Man charged with texting, DUI after striking, killing pedestrian

MAN CHARGEDSAVANNAH, Ga. (OS) — Police have charged Christian Allen, 28, in a fatal vehicular accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Saturday about 8:04 p.m. on Presidents Street near Pennsylvania Avenue.

Allen was driving west on Presidents Street in a pick-up truck when he struck a 50-year-old woman from behind as she walked in the same direction.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

Investigators say texting and alcohol were factors in the accident.

Allen was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and texting while driving. Investigators continue to seek the victim’s next of kin.

 

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