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UPDATE: One dead in U.S. 52 accident

Published 9:56am Thursday, June 9, 2011

SOUTH POINT — One person is dead after an accident this morning just off of U.S. 52 near Bob Evans restaurant in South Point.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said Virgil Cain, 63, of South Point, was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon and crossed the center line of County Road 406, striking a utility pole at 7:10 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Lawrence County Coroner’s office will determine the cause of death.

Trooper W. D. Hunter said witnesses reported Cain’s head was slumped down as he was driving, prior to impact.

No one else was involved in the wreck.

The Burlington-Fayette Township Fire Department responded to the accident.

Electricity is temporarily out in the immediate area.

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