A two-car accident Tuesday night on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville killed a teenager and injured another man.
Bryan Roman, 19, of Hinesville, was killed around 8:40 p.m. as he crossed West Oglethorpe Highway from Flowers Drive and tried to turn into the Parker’s service station at the Ralph Quarterman Drive intersection, said Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Lt. Max McLendon.
Roman’s 2001 Toyota Sequoia was struck on the driver’s side by a 2001 Ford Mustang driven by Cordarrel Ross, 23, of Fort Stewart. McLendon said Ross was traveling east at a high rate of speed when his car struck Roman’s. The impact turned the Sequoia sideways and flipped it several times before the SUV landed about 180 feet from the collision site.
The Mustang skidded into oncoming traffic and entered Parker’s parking lot. The car eventually slammed into the store’s brick wall.
Ross was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah where he is listed in serious condition.
Roman was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel.
Lead investigator Jassen Garrett said Roman was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, however, Ross was not.
The accident closed the westbound lanes of West Oglethorpe Highway for several hours.