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April 12, 2010

Area teen involved in fatal accident

MT. VERNON — A Mt. Vernon Township High School senior was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday in rural Jefferson County.

Amanda N. Peyton, 18, of Belle Rive was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a 16-year-old approximately 12:32 p.m. Saturday when it crashed on Davis Road, one-quarter mile west of Triton Lane, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch.

Peyton was trapped underneath the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Personnel from the Jefferson Fire Protection District, Waltonville Fire Department, Litton Ambulance and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

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