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Jacksonville man killed in I-40 crash near Benson

Posted May 8, 2010
Updated May 10, 2010

— Speed was a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a Jacksonville man on Interstate 40 West near Benson Saturday evening, according to the state Highway Patrol.

State troopers said that a Dodge pickup truck veered off the road near mile marker 334 and crashed into a road sign at about 9:30 p.m. The pickup overturned before coming to a stop in a wooded area.

Emanuel Santiago, 43, died on impact, troopers said.

The crash remained under investigation Monday morning.

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  • Honesty May 10, 2010

    I saw the aftermath of the accident, all the EMS, FIre and Police on scene. It was a very bad accident. I was praying for the indivual, hopefully he's in heaven now.