Victim identified in fatal Highway 80 crash on Tybee Island

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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – A man was killed in a crash on Highway 80 late Monday night.

Officials have now identified the victim as Jeremy Powell, 37, of Hogansville, Georgia.

The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the Lazaretto Creek Bridge, closing down traffic on and off of the island for several hours as authorities investigated.

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) found that Powell was traveling eastbound on a motorcycle, speeding, and attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him. He hit the vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle into the westbound lanes of traffic, where he was struck by another vehicle.

Powell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 80 remained closed until nearly 2:30 a.m. GSP is leading the investigation.

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