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UPDATE: One dead after Benton County accident


One man is dead after a crash in Benton County.  

It happened on 32nd Avenue three miles north of Shellsburg.  

Authorities say a volunteer fireman from Shellsburg found a vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in a steep ravine.  

Officials say an investigation found the vehicle dropped off the right side of the road as it was going through a curve.  The driver over corrected, causing him to drive across the road and into the steep ravine, hitting several trees.  

The 32-year-old driver, Larry Jay Michel, was alone in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.


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