(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.

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(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.

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Sheriff Donald R. Jones has commended the following staff members with the Sheriff’s Award for Excellence:
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Sheriff Donald Jones would like to announce the receipt of the following grant.  Jones states that the addition of the K9 ballistic vest will help ensure the safety of K9 Diego. 
 
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On January 25, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the West City Police Department wa contacted by a relative of the residents in a home located in the 400 block of South Central Street in West City, reporting a possible death.

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