A man died shortly after noon Friday when the truck he was riding in lost control on Interstate 95 near exit 36 in Glynn County, overturning and ejecting him, Georgia Highway Patrol Sgt. John Snipe said.
Kennth J. Pike, 54, of Hamden, N.Y., died at the scene, said assistant county coroner Chris Stewart.
County paramedics transported Pike’s wife, Michelle Pike, who was driving the truck, to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick campus hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Snipe said. The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. as the two were traveling northbound on I-95 at mile marker 33, troopers said.
The driver lost control, swerving into the left shoulder of the road, Snipe said. The truck then came back onto the road, overturned ejected Pike, he said. The truck then traveled off the right shoulder of the interstate, he said.
At some point in the crash, the utility pickup truck sideswiped a tractor-trailer, he said. The tractor-trailer’s driver was unhurt, he said.
The crash prompted the closing of all northbound lanes on I-95 for nearly three hours.