Sullivan Man Killed in Accident on State Road 48

(SHELBURN) – A Sullivan man was killed in an accident on Monday on State Road 48 near County Road 400 West, just west of Shelburn Monday afternoon.

The accident happened around 4:40 p.m.

Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom says 71-year-old Robert Haythorne, of Sullivan, was killed in the crash. He was driving a tri-axle dump truck.

A witness told police they saw the truck leave the road, hit a ditch, and overturn.

Haythorne was the only person in the truck.

Police say drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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