UPDATE: Killed motorcyclist identified

Body of motorcyclist killed in Saturday Albany crash found near Jefferson St. bridge

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD), the Dougherty County Coroner and EMS responded to the scene where the body of a motorcyclist was found Monday, according to a release from APD.

Police said officers responded to a wreck involving a motorcycle around 12:19 a.m. Saturday. The press release says the motorcycle was found but the driver hadn’t been located.

Tuesday morning, APD said that Jason Littleton, 45, of Leesburg, was the victim. APD’s report shows that Littleton was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson FLHT Motorcycle north on North Jefferson Street.

The motorcycle and rider were approaching the curve in the road at the bridge, when the motorcycle continued straight and struck the west guardrail.

The motorcycle continued north along the guardrail. Littleton was ejected from the motorcycle, went over the guardrail, and landed in the wooded area down the embankment.

The motorcycle continued sliding north and came to rest on the north side of the bridge.

On Monday, friends of the victim located his body in the wooded area. This was the third search conducted by them. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler ruled the death as blunt force trauma. The victim’s sister was notified on the scene.

WALB News 10 will provide more information as details come in.

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