• Benton accident leaves man dead, wife hospitalized

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News

    A West Frankfort man is dead and his wife is hospitalized following a Monday collision in Franklin County. fatal-accident-e1347728638204

    Reports indicate 76-year-old Cecil Bennett was traveling along Route 14 and Grand Street in Benton when he failed to stop and hit a parked car.

    Bennett was pronounced dead a short time later. His wife Helen had to be flown to a St. Louis hospital.