Madison County teen's death ruled accidental

News-DemocratJanuary 24, 2014 

The death of a Madison County teenager in a car wreck on Nov. 9 was ruled accidental.

Samantha Owsley, 16, of East Alton died after her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in the 5000 block of Buchta Road in Bethalto, the Madison County Coroner's Office reported Thursday.

A crash investigation determined she was wearing a seat belt and was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The cause of death was internal chest trauma.

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