Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wedowee man killed in car accident


A Wedowee man was killed early Saturday when his sport utility vehicle collided with a tree near Steen's Curve in Randolph County.

Julio Bartolon Martinez, 29, was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer in foggy conditions around 4:30 a.m. on Old Highway 431 about 10 miles north of Wedowee when he lost control at a sharp curve in the road, said Paul Harris, Randolph County deputy coroner.

The Explorer left the roadway and collided with a tree, said Harris.

When emergency personnel arrived the vehicle was on its side and Martinez was pronounced dead from blunt-force trauma, he said.

His body was transported to Benefield Funeral Home.

No passengers were in the vehicle.