Elderly man dies after being hit by tractor on Ogeechee Road

Elderly man dies after being hit by tractor on Ogeechee Road

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An 88-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash last week involving a tractor on Ogeechee Road.

It happened around lunchtime Friday near Westgate Boulevard. Metro Police say 88-year-old William Burke was crossing the 3700 block of Ogeechee Road around 12:10 p.m. when he was struck by a Caterpillar backhoe that was traveling in the right westbound lane.

Officials say Burke was not in a crosswalk. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Burke died on Jan. 15 as a result of injuries sustained in the incident, according to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

The crash remains under investigation by Metro's Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU).

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