Savannah Police investigate fatal early-morning crash involving bicyclist

(Source: Savannah Police Department)
(Source: Savannah Police Department)
Published: Jan. 28, 2019 at 11:04 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are investigating an early morning crash that resulted in the death of a bicyclist.

Police say around 4:40 a.m., officers responded to Oglethorpe Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and discovered the bicyclist suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Memorial where he died as a result of his injuries.

Savannah Police Department officials say according to a preliminary investigation, a 42-year-old man from Bluffton was making a left turn in a Dodge Ram 2500 from eastbound Oglethorpe Avenue to northbound MLK Boulevard at the same time the bicyclist entered the intersection. The driver of the truck was turning on a green turn signal at the time of the collision while the bicyclist entered the intersection on a red light. The truck struck the bicyclist.

The bicyclist’s identity has not been released pending the notification of the next of kin.

The crash remains under investigation by SPD’s Traffic Investigation Unit.

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