2 Injured in Franklin County Crash

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By WSIL Manager

BENTON -- Two people suffered major injuries in a traffic crash Thursday in Franklin County.

It happened around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Route 14 at Sam Pyle Bridge Road east of Benton.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 2007 Honda Accord was southbound on Sam Pyle Bridge Road when it crossed Route 14 in the path of an eastbound flat bed truck. The truck hit the side of the car.

The driver of the car, Alexis Weinstein, 20, of Bluford, and her passenger, George Workman, 22, of Benton, suffered major injuries and were flown to hospitals in St. Louis and Evansville, Indiana, respectively.

The driver of the truck was not injured. The accident is still under investigation.

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