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Martinez injured in fatality accident

Zacharia David Martinez, age 24 of Mount Vernon, was treated and released at the scene of a fatality accident in Marion County on State Hwy. 49, 4.3 miles southeast of Avinger, on the morning of Wednesday, May 20.

Mr. Martinez was the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, which was east bound about a quarter after 6 a.m., when the pickup drifted off the road. The driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to rollover and eject the back seat passenger.

Mauricio Garcia Galvan, age 43 of Mount Pleasant, was pronounced dead at the scene by Marion County Justice of the Peace Lena Pope. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Mr. Martinez and a second passenger, Manuel Moralez-Barron, age 44 of Mount Pleasant, were both wearing seat belts. Both were treated at the scene for non-incapacitating injuries and released.