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Man killed in Blue Bridge crash worked for Henderson Schools

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 9:43 AM CDT
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Glover Cary Bridge in Daviess County Saturday morning.

Police say Brett E. Hawkins, 35, of Newburgh, died at the scene.

Click here to see his obituary.

Authorities say they responded to the crash just after 3:45 a.m.

OPD told 14 News the bridge had some damage. Later Saturday morning, police told 14 News that the bridge is back open after an inspection.

Members of the Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Daviess County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

Monday, Henderson County Schools shared that he was a staff member there.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our staff members, Mr. Brett Hawkins, who passed away over the weekend due to a serious car accident. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Hawkins, and we will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead,” Bob Lawson, Superintendent of Henderson County Schools.

School officials say the district’s mental health team will be available to provide support for students and staff.

Brett Hawkins
Brett Hawkins(Morgan's Funeral Home)

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