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KENT, Ohio - The Kent State University community is mourning the loss of a student.
The school's newspaper "Kent Wired" is reporting the victim is senior accounting major Joseph "JJ" Marino.
The newspaper reported that Marino died from a two-car crash on I-65 in Alabama on Saturday.
The Plain Dealer reported that Marino, 23, of Parma, was a passenger in a Ford Escape when it collided with a freight liner truck.
Marino was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died later in a hospital.
Four other Kent students were injured. They were returning from spring break when the collision caused their vehicle to roll over.
Kent State released the following statement:
The Kent State community is sad to learn of the passing of Joseph J. ("JJ") Marino, one of our students, following a car accident in Alabama. We express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends, many of whom showed their love and support for him on social media. The Kent State community continues to pray for all of those involved in the accident and their families. Counselors are available through University Health Services for those who need support during this difficult time.
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