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UPDATE: Victims Named In Talmadge Bridge Crash

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Update 4/2/13 10:30 a.m.

SCMPD now says that the Lexus driven by Corley was the vehicle that crossed the center line.  After follow-up interviews and investigation, MAIT determined that Glatzer, originally reported to have been traveling south on the bridge in an SUV that crossed the line, actually was northbound behind a white Kia driven by Wiggs.  The Kia was sideswiped by the southbound Lexus, which then collided with the SUV.

Update From Police:

"Three drivers were transported for treatment of injuries after a three-car crash on the Back River Bridge that spawned at least two other, less serious collisions.

Ross Glatzer, 66, and Amiee Corley, 21, both of Bluffton, were airlifted by helicopter to Memorial University Medical Center after the 10 a.m. crash. He was listed in serious condition and she was treated for injuries to her leg. Both drivers were extricated by Savannah Fire.

A third driver, Faye Wiggs, 62, of Chesapeak, VA, was transported by ambulance to Memorial where she was treated and released.

Officers of the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department said Glatzer was traveling south toward Savannah when his SUV crossed the center line and sideswiped a car driven by Ms. Wiggs.

The SUV was then struck by a Lexus driven by Ms. Corley. At least two other collisions took place on the bridge involving vehicles that did not stop in time. Several people were treated by Southside EMS.

MAIT continues to investigate."

Two drivers in the first accident were airlifted to a Memorial University Medical Center.  Savannah Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate one of the drivers.  EMS treated others at the scene.  Police say the bridge will be closed in both directions until at least 12:30pm.  

The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating to determine what caused the initial crash.

Continue to check back for further updates throughout the day.

Views of the accident are provided by our exclusive network of Savannah Cams.

A serious vehicle crash on Back River Bridge, the smaller bridge next to the Talmadge Bridge, has now been cleared, officials say.  Savannah-Chatham Metro Police officials say 3 cars were involved in the initial accident that caused several smaller accidents.

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