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Freeway reopens after full closure in Milwaukee County westbound through Zoo Interchange due to motorcycle crash

There was a full freeway closure in Milwaukee County westbound through the Zoo interchange Wednesday night due to a Waukesha County motorcycle crash, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The freeway has since reopened.

The closure was due to a motorcycle crash with serious injuries on I-94 westbound at Elm Grove Road in Waukesha County, according to the tweet that was posted shortly after 8:30 p.m.

During the closure, all traffic was being diverted off at Highway 100.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office closed the highway on its side of County Line Road as a “standard response” to enable Waukesha County authorities to take care of the crash, any victim(s), the investigation and cleanup, the sheriff’s office said in an email.

“All affected lanes of traffic have reopened,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet around 10:40 p.m.

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SC man killed in Greenwood County motorcycle crash: Coroner

One person was killed Monday afternoon when a motorcycle ran off a road and crashed into a ditch, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Danny Ray Simpson was the rider who died in the accident, Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said. The 47-year-old Greenwood resident suffered blunt force trauma and died at the scene, according to Cox.

The single-vehicle collision happened at about 4:20 p.m. on Utopia Acres Drive, according to Master Trooper Brandon Bolt of the Highway Patrol. That’s in Greenwood County, near the intersection with U.S. 25.

Simpson was driving west on a 1995 Kawasaki when the motorcycle crossed the center line and ran off the left side of Utopia Acres Drive, Bolt said.

The motorcycle hit a ditch and Simpson was ejected, according to Bolt.

Simpson was the only rider on the bike, Bolt said. No other injuries were reported by Highway Patrol.

There was no

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Burke County classmates mourn teen killed in motorcycle crash

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Students and teachers at Burke County High School are mourning a 16-year-old who was killed in a motorcycle accident and who lost his own mom in a car wreck when he was 3.

Gavin James, 16, was killed in the crash Thursday on Farmers Bridge Road — the fourth victim of a local motorcycle accident within a matter of days.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our beloved student, BCHS junior, Gavin Seth James,” the Burke County Public School System said on Facebook. “Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones as well as to employees and his classmates.”

According to his obituary on the James Funeral Home website, he was the son of the late Saulena Dee Kirkland Vilano and Wendy and Vernon Elliott James II.

Services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the

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Wilkes County crash involving a trailer, motorcycle leaves 1 dead

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