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17-year-old driver dies after traffic accident in Hall County
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17-year-old driver dies after traffic accident in Hall County

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A 17-year-old driver died after plowing into the back end of a vehicle that was stopped due to backed-up traffic, authorities said.

The Hall County sheriff's department said in a news release that deputies responded to the crash on Interstate 80 at about 5:42 p.m. Tuesday.

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The preliminary investigation indicates a 2018 Ford F-350 driven by Brody Weinmann, 24, of Falls City was stopped in the westbound passing lane due to backed up traffic ahead of him. A 2017 Nissan Altima driven by Carley Johnson of Doniphan collided with the rear of Weinmann's vehicle.

Johnson, a senior at Doniphan-Trumbull High school and the lone occupant of the Nissan, died at the scene.

Weinmann and his passenger, 22-year-old Payton Strahm of Sabetha, Kansas, were uninjured, according to the release.

Traffic was slowed at the time due to a cleanup of a fuel leak from an earlier rollover crash, which was off the roadway.

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