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Motorcyclist Dies In Interstate Crash

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Motorcycle Accident on westbound I516 Motorcycle Accident on westbound I516

UPDATE:  A 31-year-old motorcyclist died this morning after he lost control and crashed at Interstates 516 and 16.

James Ernest Banks of Guyton died at Memorial University Medical Center where he was transported after the 7:32 a.m. crash.

He had been operating a a blue and silver 2003 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on I-516 and turned right onto the off ramp to the entrance of I-16. He entered the curve and lost control, striking the guard rail on the north side of the off ramp.

The driver was found down the embankment and the motorcycle came to rest on the south side of the off ramp.

Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) officers of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department continue to investigate.


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The westbound lanes of Interstate 516 have been closed to traffic as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police work a motorcycle crash with serious injuries.

The Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is on scene. The road is expected to be closed until 10 a.m.

Drivers should seek other routes.

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