High Winds Cause Motorcyclist Fatality on Bridge
The Suffolk News-Herald reported that high winds caused Garlon Turner, 60, of Suffolk Virginia to fall off his 2007 Harley-Davidson while crossing the James River Bridge Saturday night April 17th. The State Trooper reported that a motorist saw Turner on his motorcycle and then saw him fly off his bike during a wind gust. Turner did not fall into the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 4.5 mile James River bridge is on a divided highway that when it was originally built was the longest bridge in the world. It has since been rebuilt to handle additional traffic.