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Franklin County Fatality
Posted: Apr 22 2013 by ppowers

 An accident in rural Franklin County on County Road C-25 early Sunday morning has claimed the life of a 33 year old Belmond man. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Jose Luis Martinez. Reportedly a westbound 2005 Dodge pickup driven by Martinez crossed the center line, striking a bridge guard rail and crossed the center line again. The Martinez pickup entered the westbound ditch, rolled multiple times and ended up in a farm field. Martinez was ejected from his truck. He died of his injuries at the scene. The accident remains under investigation by both the State Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

 An accident in rural Franklin County on County Road C-25 early Sunday morning has claimed the life of a 33 year old Belmond man. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Jose Luis Martinez. Reportedly a westbound 2005 Dodge pickup driven by Martinez crossed the center line, striking a bridge guard rail and crossed the center line again. The Martinez pickup entered the westbound ditch, rolled multiple times and ended up in a farm field. Martinez was ejected from his truck. He died of his injuries at the scene. The accident remains under investigation by both the State Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

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