Motorcycle Crash Closes Savannah Roadway - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Motorcyclist Dies In Interstate Crash

Posted: Updated:
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.

 

Previous Story:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:25:50 GMT
    Alleged SquatterAlleged Squatter
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-02-26 17:58:17 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.