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Charges filed in Richmond Hill wreck that killed man, 95
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A 32-year-old Savannah man has been charged in the March 31 accident at Highways 17 and 144 that left one man dead, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

Adam D. Miles is charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle. An arrest warrant was issued Friday, and he turned himself in to the Bryan County Jail on Monday, Maj. Michael Albritton said.

Miles met bond and was released. The case will be put on the schedule of Bryan County State Court.

Joseph Gaffney, 95, was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended about 2 p.m. March 31. He was in a Hyundai Sonata northbound on Highway 17, waiting to turn west on Highway 144, according to police. He was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead.

Gaffney was hit from behind by the driver of a Hyundai Sante Fe. Gaffney’s vehicle was pushed forward into a third vehicle, which then was pushed forward into a fourth vehicle, police said.

Albritton said Miles was ticketed at the time of the accident for following too close behind another vehicle and driving too fast for conditions. Police at the time estimated the Sante Fe was traveling at about 35 mph.

Gaffney’s wife also was injured in the accident. Police said Gaffney had a New York driver’s license but was believed to be living with his son in Richmond Hill.

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