James M. Clark, of Paulding, was fatally injured in a crash Friday at about 10:20 a.m. He was a rear-seat passenger, wearing a safety belt, in a vehicle that ran off Dawkins Road at Sampson Road and into a ditch. Clark died at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
The coroner's office ruled that Clark died from blunt-force trauma in the crash. The manner of his death is accidental.