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Accident claims life of Benton teen

Abbi Overholser

A traffic accident Friday, November 25 has claimed the life of a Benton teen.
According to the accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, at approximately 7 p.m. a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Abbi Overholser, 15, was traveling southbound on County Highway P33 south of Diagonal when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway.
The driver over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle,,which entered the west ditch, rolled, and came to rest on its top.
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected during the roll-over. She was found partially pinned under the vehicle.
She was taken by ambulance to Ringgold County Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
No injuries were reported for two juvenile passengers in the vehicle.
Overholser is the daughter of Tomie and Amanda Overholser of rural Benton.
She was a sophomore at Diagonal High School.
An obituary for Abbi Overholser appears on page 13 of today’s Record-News/Progress.

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