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Danville woman dies in crash near Burgin

A Danville woman died Thursday afternoon after a van struck a utility pole near Burgin, police said.

Jennifer Teel was pronounced dead at the scene on Ky. 33 south of Burgin, said Capt. Scott Elder of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.

Teel was on her way to Burgin Independent Schools to pick up her three daughters, all under 12 years old, when the single-vehicle crash happened, Elder said. The school district has elementary, middle and high schools on one campus.

Teel was driving a Dodge Caravan when the vehicle went off the right shoulder, overcorrected, crossed the two-lane road, struck a utility pole and then rolled, partially ejecting her, Elder said.

The accident happened at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

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