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Wreck kills one, injures several

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

AVA (AP) – Authorities in southern Illinois’ Jackson County say one person was killed and several others injured in a weekend crash of an off-road vehicle.

Authorities say nine people were in the vehicle at the time of the wreck shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday near Ava. The passengers included seven children, ranging in age from 2 to 14 years old.

Investigators say the 21-year-old driver, Brian Modglin, attempted a sharp turn and lost control of the vehicle, which then overturned.

Modglin later died at a Murphysboro hospital.

No additional details were immediately released.

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