Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man killed following single-vehicle collision

Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man killed following single-vehicle collision
Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man killed following single-vehicle collision (Source: Aiken County Coroner’s Office)

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died after a single-vehicle collision.

Matthew C. Burke, 37, was an unrestrained driver and sole occupant of a 2005 Mercedes SUV that was traveling northbound on Highway 19.

Burke left his lane, crossed the southbound lanes, and struck a culvert causing the SUV to overturn. Burke was ejected from the vehicle.

Burke was taken to Augusta University Medical Center emergency room and pronounced deceased at 2:43 a.m. The cause of death was due to blunt force injuries he sustained in the collision.

SC Highway Patrol is investigating this collision. Toxicology analysis is pending.

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