Lawrenceburg man dies in single-vehicle crash

A Lawrenceburg man died and another person was hospitalized Friday after a single-vehicle crash in Anderson County, Kentucky State Police said.

Justin G. Thurman, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said in a release. Kristian Baxter, 21, also of Lawrenceburg, was listed in fair condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The two were in a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling west on Ky. 44 when it left the eastbound side of the road, became airborne over an embankment and landed in a wooded area. The crash happened early Friday morning.

The preliminary investigation reveals alcohol may have been a factor, state police said.