Driver killed in collision with deer in Burke County

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UPDATE: The driver has been identified as Vinnie Mae Givens of Waynesboro.


A driver was killed after a collision with a deer on Highway 24 at mile marker 16 in Waynesboro. 

Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office says the deer crashed through the windshield and out the back window causing extensive damage to the vehicle and causing the driver to crash. 

He says Burke County EMS worked to save the driver but that driver was pronounced dead at the Burke County Hospital emergency room. 

The Georgia State Patrol is now working the investigation. Further details will be released once the driver’s family has been notified. 

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