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Crash leaves one dead in Massac County


A person has died following a fatal crash Friday morning in Massac County.

It happened at approximately 8 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Strawberry Road and US 45.

According to troopers, a gray 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Paula G. Bunting, age 56, of Metropolis, had taken a left turn onto US 45 from Strawberry Road.

Police say witnesses said that the Impala drove into the path of a black 1998 Saab 900, which was traveling on US 45 southbound.

The driver of the Saab swerved to the right of the Impala onto the right shoulder. While attempting to regain control of the Saab, the driver crossed the northbound lane and struck a ditch.

The Saab impacted the ditch and overturned, partially ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Bunting was not injured, and was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.

The driver of the Saab was fatally injured.

The name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

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