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Father Injured in Christmas Wreck Dies

Posted January 3, 2007 6:35 p.m. EST

— A man who was critically injured in a Christmas Day wreck that killed his wife and son died Wednesday.

Charles Burger Jr., a well-known landscape architect in Orange County, had been in WakeMed since the Dec. 25 accident on Wendell Boulevard.

Burger, his wife, Barbara Burger, and their son, Ivan Burger, were driving from Hillsborough to Wilson for the holiday when a westound Chevy Tahoe spun out of control, crossed the center median and collided head-on with their passenger van.

Barbara Burger, 57, and Ivan Burger, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Billy Ray Bullock Jr. , 35, of Raleigh, the driver of the Tahoe, suffered minor injuries in the wreck.

Bullock issued a public apology to the family this week, but said he doesn't remember the accident.

No charges have been filed in the case, which remains under investigation.