Monongahela native dies in Phoenix crash
By The Valley Independent
Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
A Monongahela man died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday in Phoenix, less than two weeks after he moved out west.
Jess Wade Bartman, 27, was riding a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when it collided with a Ford van that had failed to yield to traffic, according to Phoenix-based KNXV-TV/Channel 15 ABC.
Bartman, who was wearing a helmet, survived the accident but died not long after at an area hospital.
Bartman was a Ringgold graduate and son of Tim and Cindy Bartman in Monongahela, according to Marshall Marra, who is handling the funeral arrangements.
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