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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