Benton Teen Dies After Single Vehicle Accident

A Benton teen is dead after a Friday night wreck in Franklin County. According to reports from Franklin County Authorities, the accident happened on the Akin Blacktop when a vehicle being driven by 16-year-old Lacy Hood left the road and struck a utility pole at around 11pm. There were no passengers in the vehicle. Hood was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.