53-year-old woman dies in Washington County crash

53-year-old woman dies in Washington County crash

Credit: Bill Longshaw

Credit: Bill Longshaw

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 12:48 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A 53-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle along a Washington County road Monday afternoon.
 
Authorities said the accident happened on Highway 21, just north of Old Mines Creek Road around 2:30 p.m.
 
According to reports, Helen Benson of Fulton, Missouri lost control of her vehicle, left the road and hit a ditch.  After the vehicle hit the ditch it overturned and hit a tree.  Benson was ejected.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Investigators are not sure what caused Benson to lose control, but reported she was not wearing a seatbelt.

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