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Update: Kent State University student killed in Alabama collision

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: April 1, 2013 7:42 AM

A Kent State University student died Sunday after a two-vehicle crash in Alabama that injured four others.

Joseph J. Marino, 23, was one of five people in a 2001 Ford Escape that collided with a 2002 Freightliner semitrailer driven by John Purifoy of Ashville, Ala. Saturday. Marino, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was ejected from the Ford Escape and died from his injuries at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Ala. Sunday.

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Marino, also known as "J.J." and “Jage,” was a senior accounting major at KSU and a resident of Parma.   

The driver of the Ford Escape was Nader Hassen, a 22-year-old senior marketing major at KSU. Hassen and Lamar Washington, 23; Michael Willis, 25; and Joseph Noah, 22, also were transported to Baptist Medical Center South for treatment after the crash. 

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Purifoy was not injured. 

The Alabama Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash. 

Check Tuesday's Record-Courier for more details.


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