Janice Haley ID’d As Gretna VA Victim In Fatal Franklin US 220 Crash Wednesday

Janice Haley has been identified by Virginia State Police as the victim in a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 220 in Franklin, Virginia, Wednesday.

Haley, 28, was operating a 2001 Saturn L200 just south of Route 693 in Franklin County when the vehicle left the roadway, crossed the median and struck a 2005 Ford pickup truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials identified the driver of the Ford as Keith Shelton McConnell, 47, of Glade Hill. He was transported to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. The severity of his injuries were not immediately provided. Continue reading

Was Bonnie Franklin A Smoker?

Was Bonnie Franklin a smoker? Does it matter? Is it too soon? Well TheCount.com readers want to know which means it’s not too soon and it does matter! So the question is, was Bonnie Franklin a smoker? And if so, did her smoking contribute to her death? The answer is, yes, no and maybe.

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I have no idea if Bonnie smoked, either at the time of her death or at any other time in her life, but if she did smoke it could have contributed to her death. The “One Day At A Time” actress underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2012 before subsuming to the disease one year later at age 69.

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There were an estimated 40,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer every year, according to the National Cancer Institute, and one in 71 have a chance of developing pancreatic cancer sometime in his or her lifetime.

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The following things could increase your chances of contracting the disease;

aging, the average age a person is diagnosed with the cancer is 72, being male, being African American, smoking, being obese, having a family history, and having certain conditions (such as diabetes) are also risk factors for the disease, the American Cancer Society reported.

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Franklin joins a number of other notable names who have fallen to this disease.