State Patrol: 5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say five people are dead after a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

The Georgia State Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday morning just before 6 a.m. near the city of Pooler.

The State Patrol said investigators suspect a Ford Mustang traveling west on I-16 crossed the median and smashed head-on into a Kia Soul in the eastbound lanes.

In a news release, the State Patrol said five people were killed — three in the Mustang and two in the Kia. There were no survivors in either vehicle.

Troopers are still investigating the crash, which shut down all eastbound lanes of I-16 heading into Savannah during rush hour Wednesday. The names of those killed were not immediately released.

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