Iola man dies in altercation

An Iola man died after a fight was reported Monday afternoon on South Washington Street in Iola, authorities say.

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September 22, 2020 - 7:15 AM

Law enforcement officers leave the scene at South Washington and West Rock streets, where a 34-year-old man was fatally injured in a fight. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of an Iola man following the report of a fight Monday afternoon.

Jaime Martin, age 34, died Monday afternoon, less than an hour after Iola Police officers responded to a report of a fight and found him lying unresponsive in the driveway of a home at 621 S. Washington, according to a press release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The incident was reported at about 2 p.m.

Law enforcement officers investigate a crime scene at South Washington and West Rock streets.

Officers began life-saving measures until EMS arrived and transported him to the hospital, where he later died.

The public is not at risk, Iola Police said. The incident remains under investigation.

The Iola Police Department asked the KBI for assistance with the investigation. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or kbi.ks.gov/

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