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Fort Stewart soldier killed in morning crash in Hinesville

(Source: Hinesville Police Department) (Source: Hinesville Police Department)
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Hinesville Friday morning on his way to work, shortly after 9 a.m. 

The wreck happened at General Screven Way and Gause Street. Fort Stewart officials say the soldier's name will not be released until after next of kin notification. Hinesville officials say the soldier was traveling on General Screven Way towards Fort Stewart when a vehicle tried to make a left turn from Gause Street onto the intersection.

The soldier, who was riding a motorcycle, struck the driver's side door. He was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. 

Fort Stewart officials have identified the soldier as Specialist Pierre Ross from Camden, Arkansas. Specialist Ross was assigned to the 197th Military Police Detachment - 385th Military Police Battalion at Fort Stewart as the Detachment Supply Sergeant.

He is survived by his wife and his two sons.

Funeral services will be held in Arkansas.

Charges are pending against the driver. The Hinesville Police Department is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash. Witnesses to the accident are asked to call the police department's Traffic Accident Investigation at 912-368-8211.

(Information in this story was gathered with help from the Coastal News Service). 

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