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Marshall man dies in wreck near Salem

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Staff Writer

A Marshall man was fatally injured Dec. 10 when he lost control of his vehicle on Sturkie Road near Salem.

Jeffrey Bixler, 27, was driving northbound, approximately 3 miles from the Highway 62 turnoff, when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.

Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz said Bixler flipped his 1997 Chevrolet three times before the vehicle came to a rest.

Martz said Bixler was ejected from the vehicle during the accident. He said Bixler was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County coroner Steve Barker.

Bixler's body was taken to Barker Funeral Home in Salem.

Weather is not believed to be a factor, Martz said. Bixler's exact cause of death was not known at press time.

Martz said the state police investigation into the accident is continuing.

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