Wreck closes portion of Highway 56

A wreck has forced closure of Ga. Highway 56 between Old Waynesboro Road and Highway 80 in Burke County.

The crash involved a dump truck and a car, according to a Burke County Sheriff’s Office news release. The sheriff’s office along with Burke County EMA is on scene at this time. EMA workers are conducting an extrication of the occupants of the car at this time.

Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said Highway 56 will be closed for an extended period of time while this crash is investigated.