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The Christian County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday just before 4 p.m., Christian County 911 received a call of a crash south of Assumption near Kemmerer Village. 24-year-old, Brandon Kraus of Moweaqua was traveling westbound on Township road 900 North. Kraus reportedly lost control of his 1998 Chevy Blazer on Township Road 2500 East. The vehicle overturned resulting in Kraus and his passenger, 23-year-old, Alannah Wilderman of Pana, being ejected from the vehicle. Kraus was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. Wilderman was transported by Assumption Ambulance to Pana Community Hospital, and later transported by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. The crash is still under investigation.

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