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Frederick County boy dies in auto accident

July 24, 1998

THURMONT, Md. - A 5-year-old Sabillasville, Md., boy died Thursday of injuries sustained in a car accident Wednesday in Frederick County, Md., according to Maryland State Police.

Luke Gregory Martin was sitting in the front passenger seat of a red Ford station wagon, driven by his mother, Cindy Jeanna Martin, 38, when it ran off Md. 77 at Tippin Drive and struck a tree, police said.

Luke Martin had been wearing a seat belt, police said.

His 7-year-old brother, Jedidiah Ross Martin, who was wearing a seat belt in the back of the car, was treated at and later released from Frederick Memorial Hospital on Wednesday along with his mother, police said.

The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. when Martin took her eyes off the road for a moment, police said.

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