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Massac County, IL

Belknap teen dies in car crash

By Heartland News

MASSAC COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Belknap teeanger died in a crash in Massac County.

Dalton Mittendorf, 17, of Metropolis, was driving a Jeep Liberty at a high rate of speed when the vehicle jumped a hilltop, ran off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned on Massac Creek Road, according to Illinois State Police.

Kelsey E. Glass, 17, of Belknap, was pronounced dead at the scene by Massac County Coroner Jason McManus.

The second passenger, Frank E. Fortman III, 17, had minor injuries and was taken to Massac Memorial Hospital.

Mittendorf had serious injuries and was airlifted to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Police say preliminary findings show Glass and Mittendorf were not wearing seat belts.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.

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