A 52-year-old businessman from Rhode Island has died from
Family members said John Martins had been in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital after a duty wrecker he was driving on Interstate 95 in North Stonington blew a tire, causing the truck to hit a median. The truck then plunged about a thousand feet down an embankment and hit a tree before bursting into flames.
A passerby helped pull Martins out of the burning car. The husband and father of two died on Sunday from his injuries.
He owned a towing company and numerous other businesses in Pawtucket.