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Benton teen dies from injuries in Saturday crash

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Bradley County Sheriff's Office traffic investigators responded to a single car crash on Benton Pike around 6:30 Saturday evening.

The investigation shows a mid-90's Mazda driven by Christina Hope Gargala, age 16 of Benton, Tennessee, slid off the road while rounding a small curve about 100 feet from the intersection with Gatlin Road. The vehicle continued off the road through a barbed wire fence into a tree.

Gargala was transported by ambulance to SkyRidge Medical Center and was later transferred by air medical to Erlanger Medical Center where she died Sunday morning.

At this time wet pavement from an earlier rainfall appears to be a contributing factor but investigation into the crash is continuing.

Bradley County has now recorded five traffic deaths in 2012.

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