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Hunter Army Airfield soldier dies in Ogeechee Road wreck

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30-year-old Alex Bentley-Freeman was traveling northbound on Highway 17 in a Subaru Impreza when he attempted to turn left onto Berwick Boulevard in front of an oncoming dump truck (Credit: Shelbey Roberts)

Thursday’s crash involving a dump truck and car in Savannah has claimed the life of a soldier.

Savannah-Chatham Metro police are investigating the wreck on Highway 17, known locally as Ogeechee Road, that resulted in the death of a Hunter Army Airfield soldier.

Officers were called to a two-vehicle crash near Berwick Boulevard about 1:30 p.m.

30-year-old Alex Bentley-Freeman was traveling northbound on Highway 17 in a Subaru Impreza when he attempted to turn left onto Berwick Boulevard in front of an oncoming dump truck, according to a news release.

The dump truck struck Bentley-Freeman’s vehicle.

Both drivers were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Bentley-Freeman later died as a result of his injuries, the release said.

The crash tied up traffic for several hours on Ogeechee Road while police investigated the incident.

Heavy duty wreckers were brought in to remove the dump truck, which had flipped on its side.