Georgia jazz musician killed in car crash
by Associated Press Wire
June 04, 2013 03:45 PM | 578 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Police say a Savannah jazz musician who played with some of the biggest names in the business has been killed in car accident.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police spokesman Julian Miller says 82-year-old Benjamin Tucker was killed Tuesday morning when the golf cart he was riding in was hit by a car on Hutchinson Island.

Miller says 52-year-old Robert William Martin of Spicewood, Texas, is charged with racing, vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

The Savannah Morning News reports Tucker, a bass violinist, moved to the city from New York in 1971 and owned local jazz venue Hannah's East. The newspaper reports he was also a former owner of WSOK-AM and WLVH-FM.

It's unclear if Martin has been booked into the county jail or has an attorney. The crash remains under investigation.



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