Car crash, car fire leaves one dead in Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY, Mo.– A car crash last night in Benton County has left one man dead.

James Scheil, 39, was driving East on Missouri 52 Highway when at about 9:10 p.m. his vehicle traveled off the side of the roadway and down an embankment.

At the bottom of the embankment, the vehicle struck a tree, caught fire and became engulfed in flames.

Scheil was pronounced dead at the scene.

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