Coroner Leffler Confirms Traffic Crash Fatality

(BENTON-ILLINOIS) Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 21-year-old male died in a single car accident Saturday morning just after 3:00 a.m. The accident occurred West of Sam Pyle Bridge Road on State Route 14. It appears the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve left the roadway, striking a guide wire attached to a utility pole, the vehicle came to an abrupt stop striking a tree on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was traveling Westbound on Route 14. The Franklin County Sheriff Department is investigating the accident. An autopsy is being scheduled. No further information is available at this time. The name of the 21-year-old male will be released after all family members have been notified of the death.

ADDENDUM: 2/18/2018: 

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that the 21-year-old male that died in a single car accident on Saturday, February 17, 2018, is Andrew J. Reece of rural Mulkeytown.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are being made with the Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher.

Coroner Leffler asks for prayers for the family of this young man.