Man injured in June 16 Burke County wreck dies

A man injured in a June 16 wreck on Highway 56 in Burke County has died.

Eddie Blount, 79, died in the shock trauma unit at Augusta University Medical Center at about 12:30 p.m. today.

The cause of death was listed as multiple systems failure, according to a Burke County Sheriff’s Office news release.

On June 16, Blount was involved in a crash between a dump truck and a car on Highway 56. The death marks the eighth traffic fatality this year in Burke County, matching the number for all of 2016.

 

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