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Fatal Accident Claims Ben Franklin Man’s Life

William Stewart of Ben Franklin lost his life in this one vehicle accident in Delta County.

While traveling back from Cooper, a pickup driven by William Stewart drifted off to the side of Farm-to-Market 1533 early Thursday morning. It is believed he was returning to his home in Ben Franklin.

When he overcorrected it sent his vehicle into a Milo field. The 63-year old driver was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. In investigating the scene the authorities believe he might have been distracted.

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