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 - OFFICIAL Cnr PAPER California Man Dies of...
OFFICIAL Cnr PAPER California Man Dies of Injuries In Auto Mishap A trip to Arkansas to nttcnd the funeral of a relative ended In tragedy for Wm. A. Martin, HG of Bakersflold, Calif i>arly Wednesday morning when iie fell from a camper trucl< on Interstate -lO and sustained fatal Injuries. Tlio camper was Ix-lng driven by Orcn Wayne Martin of Oildalo, Calif, and the elder Mr. Martin was asleep In the back. While the pickup was travelinp; at a speed of about 50 miles an hour the elderly man Is believed to have opened the door and fallen to the pavement. When the driver stopped In Warner for Rasollne he cheeked In the camper for his father and found him gone. Martin retraced the route with a deputy sheriff of Muskogee county who contacted Trooper H L. Basinger, who was recently stationed at Checotah. They drove west on Interstate 40 and found the victim sprawled In the center of the highway. He wag taken to Mu.skogeo In a Smith Funeral home ambulance suffering from head and chest Injuries. He died about 10 hours later. It was not determined why the elderly man opened the camper dOor and fell to his death. ' The body will be returned to OUdale, California in a Smith Funeral ambulance, where services will be conducted. O at

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  1. The McIntosh County Democrat,
  2. 19 Aug 1965, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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