The Coastal Empire is Saddened at the Loss of Don Logana


The Coastal Empire and the Low Country communities are saddened with the news of the death of WTOC news anchor Don Logana on last Sunday morning. He was killed in a car crash about 4 a.m.

The Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team was investigating on the South Carolina side of the Talmadge Bridge. where police discovered that a blue pick-up truck and a red four-door vehicle were involved in a head-on crash.

Logana had been working on Saturday and just hours before, he had reported on another tragic death, of a master firefighter who died shortly after rescuing people in the Savannah River. About 50 people had fallen in the water when a loading dock collapsed on River Street. Logana joined WTOC in January 2004. Logana 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 before moving to Watertown, New York, to become reporter and anchor at WWTI-TV.

He started anchoring the WTOC Morning News with Cyreia Sandlin after Mike Manhatton lost his battle with cancer in 2014. Sandlin said she first met Logana when she started at the television station about five

years ago. Sandlin described Don as “an icon in this city. Our newsroom will never be the same. I will never be the same.” “I remember Don and I working on fundraising for several different charities including “Dancing with Savannah Stars” for CASA and as a Celebrity Waiter for Goodwill, said Tanya Milton, VP and Advertising Director of Savannah Tribune. “He infectous smile will truly be missed in our community”.

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