Burkesville man dies in traffic accident

A Burkesville man died in a single-car accident in Southern Kentucky early Sunday morning.

James D. Carey, 52, was driving north on Ky. 61 in Cumberland County about 3.5 miles south of Burkesville at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday when his 1998 Chevrolet pickup went off the right side of the road, according to state police.

The truck hit a fence post, a tree and a vehicle parked in a driveway before stopping in a ditch.

Carey, who wasn't wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.