SCOTT COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Abigail Jansen, of Kelso, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday afternoon fatal vehicle crash in Scott County.

Jansen, 17, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Kelso Sunday afternoon.

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According to reports, Jansen was operating a vehicle on Interstate 55 near mile marker 88, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 12 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle then made contact with a tree ejecting the teenager.

Jansen was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Scott County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,191. Its county seat is Benton. The county was organized in 1821 and named for U.S. Representative John Scott, the first federal representative from Missouri.Wikipedia

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