Update: Kent State University student killed in Alabama collision

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

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.

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. 

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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