by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Madras man died Saturday in a single-vehicle accident in the area of Northeast Clark Drive.A Madras man was fatally injured in a car wreck north of town on Saturday evening.

According to a report from Capt. Marc Heckathorn, on July 5, at 10:03 p.m., deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a single motor vehicle crash north of Madras in the area of Northeast Clark Drive near Northeast Dogwood Lane.

An investigation determined that the blue 1997 Dodge pickup had been driving north on Clark Drive when the pickup drove onto the shoulder of the road, and the driver overcorrected and his pickup rolled off the east side of Clark Drive. 

The driver and sole occupant, later identified as Martin Lloyd Cooper, 48, of Madras, was found ejected from the vehicle. Cooper was treated by paramedics and was transported to St. Charles Madras, where he died later that night from his injuries. “Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the crash,” Heckathorn said.

Deputies were assisted by Jefferson County Fire District and Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services personnel.

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