Police seek identity of motorcyclist

Police seek identity of motorcyclist

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are seeking help in identifying a motorcyclist who collided with a semi tractor-trailer early Sunday morning.

According to a release, around 1:30 a.m., a white male riding a black 2004 Yamaha XVS65 motorcycle was traveling west on U.S. Highway 80 at a high rate of speed when he collided with the cab of a truck at Dean Forest Road.

The truck driver, Aaron Alton Graham of Ellanwood, GA, was not injured.

Garden City Police had seen the accelerating motorcycle and had turned to initiate a traffic stop seconds before the crash.

The motorcycle had been purchased July 1 from Harley Davidson of Savannah, which still had the temporary paper license plate.

The motorcyclist was wearing blue jeans, boots, a brown printed T-shirt and has several tattoos. No helmet or identification were found in the wreckage.

According to police, the investigation has shown that the paper tag on the motorcycle indicating it had been purchased at Harley Davidson of Savannah did not fit that motorcycle.

Anyone with information that can help identify the victim is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or the SCMPD non-emergency number at (912) 651-6675.

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