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Posted: April 04, 2015

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer dies in car crash


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Georgia State Patrol has confirmed Robert Lewis Burns Jr., 64, died in a single-car crash.

Around 11:56 p.m. Friday, Burns' vehicle went off the road while approaching a curve.

Burns' vehicle hit a mailbox and a tree.

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Police say Burns was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Burns was a member of the original lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Burns helped form the band in 1964 and left the band in 1974.

Fans took to social media to pay their respects.

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