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Route 8 crash turns into a fatal wreck

A 77-year-old man has died as a result of the Route 8 crash, which we first aired yesterday. Anthony Kovcovsky was attempting to turn left from Evans Road on to Route 8 South, towards Butler City. A pickup truck hit his SUV forcefully, knocking the man unconscious. The drivers side door had to be removed by Hurst rescue tools.

Nikki Burke, a 35-year-old woman ran a red light and struck the SUV, which killed Kovcovsky, according to police documents.

LifeFlight was on standby for the emergency crews, but was cancelled about 10 minutes after the initial dispatch. Kovcovsky was unconscious and not breathing when the first fire unit arrived on-scene.

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