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South Carolina Man Struck By Vehicle Dies From Injuries

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A pedestrian struck by a car Friday evening near the Unadilla Valley Sports Center died on Sunday from his injuries. 

Jonathan M. Mayzak, 20, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, died shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. An autopsy will be performed at the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office in the near future. 

The investigation is continuing with the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and State Police in Norwich.

The Chenango County District Attorney's Office will be consulted at the conclusion of the investigation as to whether additional charges are warranted.




On August 9, 2019 at approximately 9:42 p.m., New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Edward D. Burnett, age 31 of Utica, NY for the felonies of Driving While Ability Impaired with child 15 or under as passenger (two counts) and Vehicular Assault in the second degree. Burnett was charged following a crash where he struck and seriously injured a pedestrian while on State Route 8 in the town of Columbus.

Troopers working a detail at a Unadilla Motocross event on State Route 8 in the town of Columbus were dispatched to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at approximately 8:53 p.m. Friday. Troopers located a 20-year-old male from Murrells Inlet, SC unconscious on the shoulder of State Route 8. An off-duty Sidney Police Officer was on scene tending to the victim and troopers assisted with first aid until paramedics arrived. The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in critical condition.

An investigation by troopers at the scene revealed that Burnett displayed characteristics associated with impairment. Burnett had a 30-year-old female passenger and two children in the vehicle, ages 8 and 4. Burnett was subsequently arrested and arraigned in the town of Columbus court where he was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.