Marshall County woman dies in Saturday night crash

A Benton, Kentucky woman died in a Saturday night crash near Marshall County Memorial Gardens.

Deputies were called to the area of US Highway 641 after 5pm Saturday.  They say William Wheeler, 57, of Benton, was driving northbound on US 641 when he crossed the center line and into oncoming traffic.

Wheeler hit an oncoming minivan that was driven by John Poe, 83, of Benton. Poe’s wife, Margaret Jane Poe, 80, was a passenger in the minivan and later died at Marshall County Hospital. Deputies are still investigating the crash.

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