UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Burke Co. accident

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Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man is dead after officials say his pickup truck ran into a tractor trailer carrying logs in Burke County Friday morning.

The Burke County coroner says 50-year-old Bennie George Taylor of Midville, Ga., was killed instantly.

A log went through the window of the truck during the accident, which happened around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 25 and George Perkins Road.

The coroner says Taylor may have fallen asleep at the wheel and that he was speeding.

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