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Lilbourn man killed when vehicle overturns in ditch

Sunday, October 29, 2006

LILBOURN - A New Madrid County man was fatally injured early Friday morning near Lilbourn.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 6:50 a.m. on Route D, one-half mile south of Lilbourn. Perry Ray, 51, of Lilbourn was southbound when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

Ray was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Coroner, Jimmy McSpadden. The body was taken to Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.

Assisting the patrol in investigating the accident were the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, Lilbourn Police Department, Lilbourn Fire Department, Portageville Fire Department and the New Madrid County Ambulance.