Second accident victim, 17, dies

Marty Nelson
When removed from life support six days after wreck on Hwy. 199

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A second Springtown teen has died from injuries he suffered in a crash just west of town Sept. 30.
Marty Nelson, 17, was a passenger in a 1993 Dodge Dakota that was struck from behind as the Dakota was stopped, waiting for oncoming traffic to pass so it could turn left onto Gilliland Road.
The driver of the Dakota, 19-year-old Joshua Joseph Hall, died at the scene of the accident.
Nelson’s father, Jimmy Nelson, said his son was removed from life support at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Marty died at 8:12 p.m.
“It was a decision no one wants to make,” the elder Nelson said.
Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety continue to investigate the deadly accident.

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