Officials name Jacksonville man who died in crash

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man killed in a head-on collision on Upper Applegate Road Sunday afternoon.

Timothy Franklin, 47, of Jacksonville, died instantly when his 2001 Ford pickup was hit and rolled off the road, officials said in a news release today.

Franklin's truck and a 1997 Mercury Sable driven by Jamal Saleheen, 44, of White City, collided the 2500 block of Upper Applegate Road at about 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

Saleheen received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Upper Applegate Road was closed for more than three hours while crews cleaned up the crash scene and investigated, the sheriff's office reported. Mercy Flights and Applegate Fire and Rescue also responded.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.

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