Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The motorcyclist who collided with a semi tractor-trailer early Sunday morning has been identified.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police identified him as James W. Dorsey, 33, of Pooler, Ga. after tracing ownership of the 2004 Yamaha motorcycle that collided with the tractor of the rig at U.S. Highway 80 and Dean Forest Road around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The black motorcycle was traveling west on US 80 when it failed to stop for a traffic light and crashed into the side of a 2006 Volvo tractor driven by Aaron Alton Graham of Ellanwood, Ga. Graham was not injured.

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

Dorsey carried no identification and the motorcycle registration had not been completed. The temporary license plate on it was assigned to another motorcycle. Dorsey was declared dead at the scene, but investigators withheld that information as they released detailed descriptions in hopes someone could help identify him. No helmet was found in the wreckage.

The Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) of SCMPD is continuing to investigate.

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