Accident slows travel on 300

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Third Update (7/1/13)
Albany police say that the 26-year-old Marine Sergeant has been identified as Ronald Alan Nabors II.


The driver of the Millis Transfer Inc. tractor trailer, 27-year-old Grant Lee Cannon from Smithville, Georgia, was traveling south on Cordele Road when the driver attempted to make a left turn into the Pilot at 310 Cordele Road, turning in front of the 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The motorcycle, driven by a 26-year-old Marine Sergeant stationed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, struck the tractor trailer resulting in a collision.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Charges are pending at this time. The Marine Corps Logistics Base is still investigating.


Officials with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital have confirmed that the motorcycle driver in the crash this morning has died of his injuries.

It has also been confirmed that the victim was an active duty Marine, at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.


An accident involving a motorcycle and a tractor trailer slows travel along the Georgia-Florida Pkwy Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Clark Avenue and Cordele Road around 11:00 AM in front of the Pilot Gas Station where the motorcycle crashed into the passenger side door of the tractor trailer.

Officials with the Albany Police Department confirm that the driver of the motorcycle was traveling north on Cordele Road when he struck the passenger side of the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was traveling south on Cordele, making a left turn into the Pilot at the point of impact.

The motorcycle driver was transported by ambulance to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and we are still awaiting details on the condition of the truck driver.

Albany police officers with the Traffic Unit are still on scene investigating.

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