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Cross Hill woman dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 39 in southern Laurens County left a Cross Hill woman dead Wednesday night.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Julienne Marie Burgeson-Butkus, 55, of Cross Hill.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol,  Burgeson-Butkus was alone in the car and was traveling on Highway 39 near Watts Bridge Road, about a quarter-mile south of Cross Hill when she ran off the road and struck a tree. The accident occurred at 7:45 p.m.

The coroner’s office said the victim died of blunt-force trauma.


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