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Bicyclist dies after morning accident

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A 53-year-old bicyclist has died from injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred on Highgate Boulevard on Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the scene after City of Savannah Storm Water Maintenance ditch cleaning crews reported the accident. Officers found Phillip Arthur Vanderburgh lying unconscious next to the crews excavator's track.

Investigators believe Vanderburgh collided with the rear of the parked excavator when its arm rotated.

Both Vanderburgh and the excavator were in the southbound lane of Highgate Boulevard.

Vanderburgh was treated at the scene and then transported to Memorial University Medical Center, where he later died.

The case remains under investigation by MAIT.

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