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Funeral services are set for three Benton teens killed in a traffic accident

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The three victims of Saturday's deadly accident in Franklin County have been identified as Benton High School students...15-year-old Joecy Padavic, 16-year-old Landen Agnitsch and 17-year-old Bradley Williams.

The three were killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just before 5pm on Benton Field Road south of Benton. Two other occupants of the vehicle remain hospitalized.

Funeral Services for Padavic will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Benton Civic Center with visitation there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Agnitsch's funeral will be held on Friday at the Whittington Church in Whittington at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Funeral services for Williams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

To help pay for funeral expenses, Benton Mayor Lee Messersmith has set up a GoFund me page. You can view the page here.

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