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      Cole County man killed after losing control of his car

      21-year-old man from Cole County is dead after a car crash.


      A 21-year-old man from Cole County is dead after a car crash.


      It happened just before noon Wednesday in Miller County.


      The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Alexander Benke of Centertown, lost control going around a curve on Highway 87, north of Abbott Road.


      His car went off the roadway, hitting a mailbox, before ultimately hitting an embankment and flipping over.


      Benke was pronounced dead at Lake Regional Hospital.


      His passenger, 83-year-old Juliann Rockers, was taken to St. Mary's Health Center for minor injuries.

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