Fatal Vehicle Accident In Benton, Illinois

The was a fatal vehicle accident Monday (October 14, 2013) in Benton, Illinois.

An excerpt from the the kfvs.com article of October 15, 2013 titled “Deadly Franklin County crash being investigated” :

According to the Benton Police Department, 76-year-old Cecil H. Bennett was driving north on Grand Street when he failed to stop at an intersection and crossed over Route 14.

Bennett’s truck then crossed a deep ditch, hit a parked car and continued until it came to rest in a ditch northeast of the Fred’s Store parking lot.

Bennett, of West Frankfort, was pronounced dead at Franklin Hospital.

A passenger in the truck, Bennett’s wife Helen, was also taken to Franklin Hospital before being airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs.com article mentioned above.


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