Fatal Pepperidge Drive crash claims child’s life, mother charged


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a child involved in an accident this week.

9-year-old Brandon Burke died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday morning at Augusta University Medical Center from injuries he received in an accident this past weekend.

It happened just before 3 a.m. on the 2100 block of Pepperidge Drive.

Burke was in the backseat and did not have his seatbelt on.

Burke’s mother, Nyako Turner, is currently hospitalized and is facing multiple charges including DUI, Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree, Failure to Maintain Lane, Too Fast for Conditions, No Seatbelt, Failure to Restrain a Child and Child Endangerment.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

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