UPDATE: Police ask for witnesses of wreck that killed Fort Stewart soldier to come forward

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Friday morning in Hinesville when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a sedan that was pulling into the roadway.

 

The soldier’s identity is being withheld until 24 hours after his family is notified, said a spokesman for the installation.

The wreck happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at Gen. Screven Way and Gause Street. The soldier was riding on West Gen. Screven when a Lexus sedan pulled into the road from Gause Street to make a turn, said officer Michael Ramirez with the Hinesville Police Department’s Traffic Division.

Soldiers at a nearby Taco Bell heard the collision and rushed outside to help. They were in the process of trying to save their fellow soldier’s life when police arrived, but he was dead by 9:45 a.m., Ramirez said.

The driver of the sedan was able to speak with police at the scene. Ramirez said his preliminary investigation indicates “a probable failure to yield” from the sedan’s driver, but that he needs to talk to witnesses before making a determination.

“I’d like a more complete picture of what happened from an independent witness,” Ramirez said.

Witnesses to the wreck are asked to call the police department at 912-368-8211 and ask for the traffic division.

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