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2010-05-07MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Athlete Death

Nineteen year old Waylon Martensen was a middle distance runner for the cross country and track teams.

He was sophomore at the University in Maryville majoring in management information systems.

Authorities say Martensen was a passenger in a vehicle around 11 o-clock last night when the driver left the road, overturned and hit a tree.

Investigators say neither Martensen nor his driver were wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the vehicle.

The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Northwest is directing anyone feeling they need counseling services because of the death should contact the Counseling Services Center at the University.