Jan. 16, 2018 UPDATE: William Burke died Jan. 15, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.


SAVANNAH, GA (January 12, 2018) – Metro’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a tractor verses pedestrian crash that occurred today on Ogeechee Road.

About 12:10 p.m. William Burke, 88, was crossing the 3700 block of Ogeechee Road when he was struck by a Caterpiller backhoe that was traveling in the right westbound lane. Burke, who was not in a crosswalk, was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.