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James Lester, 87, dies when gas pump explodes following car crash at BP station at DeRenne Avenue and Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:25pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1 killed in gas pump explosion

An SUV hit the pump at a BP gas station at DeRenne Avenue and Bull Street after it cut across a street and collided with another car, according to the report.

Victim's identity released after fatal crash, explosion at BP gas station

Following the collision, Lester then accelerated through the parking lot and drove directly into one of the gas pumps. Lester’s vehicle flipped onto its driver’s side, trapping him inside as the vehicle and gas pump caught fire, according to police. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
James Lester


I was sorrt to read about this horriable tragic accident. My heart and my prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace


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