Military still investigating Port Wentworth plane crash

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - The investigation continues into the deadly C-130 military plane crash on Highway 21 last week.

Officials cannot release many details at this time as to what caused the plane to crash. At this point, all we know is the military is still investigating. Monday, we spoke with Port Wentworth Mayor, Garry Norton, says city officials are looking at doing some type of memorial for the nine victims killed, especially since there's a heavy military presence in the area.

Over the weekend, the 156th Airlift Wing of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard held a memorial service to honor the crash victims. While family and friends continue to grieve, the American Red Cross has been providing families with mental and spiritual care resources. The wreckage spread across Highway 21 continues to be a concern and draw more spectators.

We spoke with one man who travels the road on a regular basis. He tells us his commute to work has been heavily impacted.

"It takes about another 10-15 minutes out of your way," Telly Jackson said. "Then, due to traffic, being that Pooler is where I work, it's a busy place getting into and getting out of. It really hurts a little bit."

Once the military finishes their investigation on the scene, that's when the cleanup will begin. After that, the Georgia Department of Transportation can come and perform further inspections on the road.

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