Saint Charles Man Killed in Christian Co. Car Crash

State police say alcohol is a suspected factor in a crash that killed a Saint Charles man.

According to a police report, 37-year-old Franklin Bentley was northbound on U.S. 41 in Christian County.

Police say at 3 a.m. on Oct. 31, Bentley's vehicle left the road, came back on the road and then crossed both lanes of traffic.

His vehicle then hit a ditch, a tree and a utility pole, and came to rest upside down off the road.

Bentley was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.


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