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THP identifies three killed in crash at U.S. 64 and Airport Road near Savannah

Three people were killed Sunday morning in a two vehicle crash at the recently redesigned intersection of U.S. 64 and Airport Road east of Savannah.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified Linda Faye Baker, 74, of Clifton, Tennessee, as the driver of the 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan that was involved and Daniel Wade Franks, 47, of Savannah, as the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Both were reported killed, as was a 72-year-old passenger in the Chrysler, Roy Foster Baker, also of Clifton.
Citing the ongoing investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary report Sunday night has no information regarding direction of travel of the vehicles at the time of the crash, which is cited as 10:08 a.m.
The report says Franks and Roy Baker were not wearing seat belts. Linda Baker was wearing a seat belt.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation installed traffic signals at the redesigned intersection last October.


  1. Mark Ivey on January 3, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Two out of the three people killed were not wearing a seat belt? I thought the law requires us all to wear seat belts?

    • Brittney Mussa on January 5, 2022 at 12:29 am

      Really.. you’re commenting about it being a law to wear a seatbelt or not? Yes, we should all wear seatbelts but do you think everyone wears them. Obviously it doesn’t matter. RIP Aunt Linda and Uncle Billy. ❤️ Condolences to all my family members and also to the family of Daniel.

      P.S. I know all the bakers are up there having a grand ol time and I can’t wait to reunite with y’all!

  2. Joseph Callins on January 3, 2022 at 10:55 am

    That intersection has always had a long history of accidents there and people dying I think it’s cursed

  3. Amber Prater on January 3, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    This intersection is incomplete and the large amount of orange barrels in the area are disorienting. This intersection needs to be competed before more accidents occur.

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