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Former 13News Now employee dies after wreck in Suffolk

Police said Byron Burney died at the hospital after his pickup truck crashed on Manning Road. Byron worked at 13News Now for many years.

SUFFOLK, Va. — A man who died after his pickup truck crashed in Suffolk Friday morning once worked at 13News Now.

Byron K. Burney was our operations manager for many years.

The wreck happened around 5:40 a.m. on Manning Road off of Route 58.

Credit: Allison Bazzle / 13News Now

Byron was the only person in the truck. Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel treated him there and took him to the hospital where he died. Suffolk police still were looking into what led to the crash.

He most recently worked for the company I-Soft Solutions. In a statement, Finance and Human Resources Director Martha Dunn said, “If I could think of two words to describe him it would be kind and compassionate. He was super sweet. It’s truly a loss for our company.”

Bryon was 61 years old. He will be missed by many people here at 13News Now, and our thoughts are with his family.

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