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One brother dies, another hospitalized following Angelina Co. crash


The Texas Department of Public Safety reports a Lufkin man died in early-morning rollover in northern Angelina County.

According to the report, Daniel Lee Martin, 29, of Lufkin, was driving south on U.S. Highway 69 North.  Just after 6:00 a.m., something happened as he approached Farm to Market 706 causing his 2008 Dodge Nitro to leave the roadway and roll over.

An ambulance took Martin to Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.  According to Community Relations director Jennifer Stevens, Martin was treated and released.

The driver had two passengers in his car: brothers Michael Robert Mariana, 27, and Justin James-Lee Mariana, 23.

DPS says Justin was killed in the crash.  He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:08 a.m.

His brother, Michael, was flown to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler with serious injuries.

The investigation as to what caused the one-car accident is ongoing.

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