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Man Dies From Injuries in Fiery Crash

John Martins had been in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital after a duty wrecker he was driving on Interstate 95 in North Stonington blew a tire, causing the truck to hit a median

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    Man Dies From Injuries in Fiery Crash
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    A 52-year-old businessman from Rhode Island has died from injuries he suffered in a fiery Connecticut crash more than three weeks ago.

    Family members say John Martins had been in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital after a duty wrecker he was driving on Interstate 95 in North Stonington blew a tire, causing the truck to hit a median. The truck then plunged about a thousand feet down an embankment and hit a tree before bursting into flames.

    A passerby helped pull Martins out of the burning car. The husband and father of two died Sunday from his injuries.

    He owned a towing company and numerous other businesses in Pawtucket.

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