Mount Vernon man identified in deadly Lincoln County wreck

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CRAB ORCHARD, Ky. - A Mount Vernon man has died after a crash in Lincoln County Tuesday.

The crash happened just after midnight on Ky. 39 just south of Crab Orchard.

The Lincoln County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 50-year-old Lawrence Burdette. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation indicated that a vehicle was southbound on Ky. 39 when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over before striking a tree in the driver's side door.

The highway has since been reopened to traffic.

Lincoln County deputies were assisted at the scene by the Lincoln County Fire Department, Lincoln County EMS and the Lincoln County Coroner.

The case remains under investigation.

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