MT. VERNON – A 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man was killed around 1:30 Saturday morning in a single-car wreck north of Mt. Vernon.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, a witness said Hunter Marlow swerved to miss a deer before running off New Harmony Lane and striking a power pole causing the power lines to fall on the vehicle.
Marlow was reported to dead by the first responders at the scene, but his body could not be removed from the vehicle until crews from Tri-County Electric ensured the power lines were no longer a danger.