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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries Caused By I-516 Crash

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 UPDATE:  10::38 a.m. 1/16/14

Metro Police say the motorcyclist involved in a crash that shut down part of Interstate 516 on Wednesday has died.

 Police say Robert McGuinnes, 27, of Pooler was driving at a high rate of speed when he tried to pass between two cars and sideswiped one of them before rear-ending the other.

McGuinness was taken to Memorial University Medical Center after the crash, he died a short time later.

The driver and a passenger inside the vehicle that was rear-ended were also taken to the hospital.

I-516 was shutdown for about 45 minutes while first responders helped the victims.

Eastbound traffic was rerouted at I-16 for about three hours.



I-516 now back open following the accident. 

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.


A motorcyclist was involved in an accident with at least one other car on I-516 near Tremont Road Wednesday afternoon. 

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Traffic Unit  says the accident happened just after 3 p.m.

 This is an ongoing investigation by SCMPD's Major Accident Investigations Team.

 South bound traffic on I-516 is being diverted to the Exit 4, Tremont Road.  

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