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Morning accident claims man's life
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RINCON -- A two-vehicle accident on Ga. Hwy 21 near the intersection with Patriot Drive claimed the life of an elderly man early Monday morning.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety report, Richard Burroughs died after his Honda Element slammed into the rear of a dump truck that was slowing to turn into a work zone shortly after 6 a.m. Burroughs was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

Ga. Hwy 21 was closed nearly two hours after the accident.