SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A head-on collision early Sunday morning killed WTOC-TV anchor and reporter Don Logana, the station reports.
Police say they got a call about a wreck on Highway 17 near the Talmadge Bridge in SC, around 4 a.m. Sunday.
A blue pickup truck and a red four-door vehicle were involved in the crash, although it’s not clear who was driving what vehicle, nor what caused the accident.
Rest in Peace, Don. You will be greatly missed. https://t.co/rI5M38z5oj— WTOC11 (@WTOC11) November 20, 2016
Logana was riding in the backseat of a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant driven by Rich Richter. Carlina Richter was in the front passenger seat and Joshua Bridges was beside Don in the backseat. Their vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Dodge pickup truck driven by Cleaveland Coleman.
Erich, Carlina and Joshua were taken by EMS to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Cleaveland was taken to Memorial in a private vehicle.
The station posted this message on their website regarding Logana's passing:
We have heavy hearts in the WTOC newsroom Sunday.
We lost one of our very own, Don Logana. He passed away in an early morning car accident on Highway 17 near the Talmadge Bridge in South Carolina.
Don was the weekday morning anchor for WTOC’s THE News at Daybreak and an experienced investigative reporter exposing consumer issues. Don had over twelve years of experience covering news in the Savannah/Hilton Head market. He received multiple awards and honors. Most recently, Don was voted Best Local TV News Anchor 2016 by Connect Savannah.
WTOC 11 is deeply saddened by this tragic event.
"Don was not only a valued member of our WTOC family, but a trusted friend to all," stated Larry Silbermann, Vice President/General Manager.
"Don was a great guy and such a big part of WTOC and our newsroom family, his loss has left us with a huge void that will be tough to fill," said Scott Galloway, News Director.
Before WTOC-TV, Don began his career in his hometown of Syracuse, New York at WIXT-TV. He started as an intern and rose to the ranks of producer and reporter. Don later moved to Watertown, NY to become reporter and anchor at WWTI-TV.Please keep us and the Logana family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.