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Burial vault disintegrates in crash

A burial vault was shattered Friday afternoon after the driver of the vehicle hauling it lost control on Hwy. 341 South. The driver was slipping in and out of consciousness at the scene but a lifeflight helicopter readied to transport him was later told to stand down. Other members of the vault crew in another truck noticed the vault truck was not behind them, turned around and located the wreck. The driver had apparently been ejected but was later alert and communicative at the scene. The truck was northbound just north of Zellner Road when it went off the road. The driver expresed concern that the funeral for which the vault was bound would be delayed.

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