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81-year-old Fort Calhoun woman dies in crash

(MGN Online)

An 81-year-old woman has died after sheriffs say she crashed into a Waste Management truck Tuesday afternoon.

At around 12:40 p.m., officers were called to a 2-car crash near Highway 75 and County Road 30.

Washington County sheriffs say Joan Benke, 81, was driving north on Highway 75 as a Waste Management truck was traveling south.

Sheriffs say her car crossed the center line and struck the truck nearly head on.

According to sheriffs, the 62-year-old truck driver tried to avoid the collision by nearly driving off the road but was unable to avoid the crash.

Benke was pronounced dead at Bergan Mercy.

The truck driver was uninjured.

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