Suffolk man dies in fatal crash

Published 9:02 am Friday, February 21, 2020

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A Suffolk man died in a single-vehicle accident early Friday morning.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Byron K. Burney, according to a city press release.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 100 block of Manning Road after receiving the report at 5:40 a.m., the press release stated. Burney was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital.

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Burney was operations manager for 13News Now for many years and most recently worked for the company I-Soft Solutions, the news channel wrote on its website.

“He will be missed by many people here at 13News Now, and our thoughts are with his family,” the news channel’s story stated.

The roadway was closed for an extended period of time while the investigation continues.