5 killed in I-16 crash near Savannah

Five people died Wednesday after a two-car crash on I-16 westbound near Savannah, the Georgia State Patrol said.

All eastbound lanes are closed and the estimated clearance time is noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

About 5:55 a.m., state troopers were dispatched to a crash involving a westbound Ford Mustang and an eastbound Kia Soul, the State Patrol said in a statement.

Traffic had come to a halt for construction on I-16 eastbound near I-95 in Pooler when the Ford Mustang crossed over a median and struck the Kia Soul, the GSP said. Three people in the Ford Mustang and two people in the Kia Soul died on the scene.

Authorities have not released their names because relatives have not been notified.

The crash happened in the same area of a May 2015 pileup that killed five people and about 20 miles from the site of an April 2015 crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students.

Traffic is being redirected onto the Pooler Parkway exit ramp, according to the Traffic Center.

No other details were released.

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