Bentonia man dies from injuries suffered in last Friday wreck

By JASON PATTERSON,
A Yazoo County man has died from injuries suffered in an accident last Friday.
Joseph Daniel “Joe Danny” Martin, Jr, 81, of Bentonia died Thursday morning. Martin was well known in the community as a gospel singer and a talented harmonica player.
The accident occurred last Friday afternoon on Jerry Clower Boulevard in front of Fred's.
Two vehicles struck each other in a near head-on collision. Martin was driving a small truck.
"The small pick-up truck remained on the highway," Shivers said. "But the other car with two occupants went down the hill off the highway through the parking lot. The driver was able to turn the car to keep it from running into the Rite Aid building."
Shivers said the car then came to a rest. The occupants suffered non-life threatening injuries.
"The driver of the pick-up truck was air-lifted from the scene and taken to UMC," Shivers said. "He died yesterday afternoon as a result of multi-system trauma."
Funeral services will be Saturday Oak Grove Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 12:30 until the 2 p.m. service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Josh Mathews officiating.