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Crash in Spain Kills Former Trail Blazer

Associated Press

Fernando Martin, who played for the Portland Trail Blazers in 1986, was killed in an auto accident Sunday.

Martin was in his eighth season with Real Madrid in the Spanish League, and the team’s game with CAI of Zaragoza was postponed because of his death.

Police said Martin, 27, was driving his car when he was involved in a head-on crash on a Madrid circular highway. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the other car was seriously injured, police said.

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He was the only Spanish player to play for the NBA.

He won a silver medal with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.


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