Coroner Leffler Confirms 2nd Weekend Traffic Crash Fatality

(BENTON-ILLINOIS) Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 27-year-old male died in a single car accident on Sunday, February 18, 2018. A 9-1-1 call went out after 5:15 a.m. by a passerby who said there was a single vehicle overturned off of the roadway on Route 37 North, near Whittington, just South of the Franklin-Jefferson County line road. It appears the vehicle was traveling Northbound on Route 37 and failed to negotiate a curve, striking a driveway culvert and overturning. The 27-year-old male was found ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced deceased.

The Franklin County Sheriff Department is investigating the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

This is the second single car motor vehicle accident, with a fatality in the past 26 hours.

No further information is available at this time.

ADDENDUM: 2/19/2018

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that the 27-year-old male that died in a single car accident on Sunday, February 18, 2018, is Brock Scoggins of Mt. Vernon, IL.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are being made with the Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

 

Please pray for the family of this young man, he was to get married in April.