UPDATE: Chief Deputy Lewis with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office tells us the victim was so badly burned, the GBI crime lab will need to confirm the identity of the victim before more information can be released.

More information should be available Tuesday.


BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — An incident is forcing parts of Highway 25 North to be closed.

Authorities say Highway 25 North inside of Burke County is closed due to a serious crash with fatality and vehicle fire. We’re told from Gresham Road to Four Points Road, 24 North is closed and traffic is being diverted.

“Please avoid the area and maintain situational awareness for emergency personnel,” authorities said.