• Mining accident claims life of Marion man

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    A mining accident in Franklin County has left a 36-year-old Marion man dead.

    Dallas Dwaine Travelstead was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at a local hospital after an incident at the Sugar Camp M-class mine in Akin on Monday.

    Reports indicate Travelstead was killed when a piece of coal rolled over him. The accident is still being investigated.

    Travelstead is survived by a wife and two children.