Victim identified in deadly Aiken County crash

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Saturday, May 15, 2020

AIKEN, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after crashing early Saturday morning on South Carolina Highway 19.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables says 37-year-old Matthew C. Burke of C&H Lane was traveling northward on Highway 19 near Talatha Church Road when his Mercedes SUV left his lane, crossed into the southbound lanes, and struck a culvert. This caused the SUV to overturn and eject Mr. Burke.

The single vehicle crash happened around 1:10 AM. Burke was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center at 2:43 AM due to blunt force injuries.

Coroner Ables says Burke was the only occupant and was not wearing a seat belt. South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation and a toxicology report is pending.

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