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Brimfield teenager identified as victim in fatal accident near Washburn

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WOODFORD COUNTY (WEEK) -- An 18-year-old Brimfield man has been identified as the victim in the fatal two-vehicle accident near Washburn on Tuesday.

Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman says the victim is Benjamin Bedell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened at about 3 p.m. Tuesday near Ill. Route 89, south of Washburn, when the vehicle Bedell was driving struck a semitrailer that was hauling grain.

The driver of the semitrailer was transported to an area hospital via Life Flight. The extent of his injuries was unknown Wednesday morning.

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