Ismael Martinez Jr. Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Ector County, TX
Ector County, TX — September 8, 2023, Ismael Martinez Jr. was killed in an alleged intoxicated driver accident at around 11:10 p.m. on West 16th Street,
Investigations at this time say that the crash happened roughly 4 miles west of Odessa along West 16th Street.
According to officials, 57-year-old Ismael Martinez Jr. was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound on 16th Street. From oncoming lanes, authorities say that a Chevy Silverado crossing lanes ended up in oncoming traffic where it crashed with Martinez. Martinez was thrown from the bike and was then hit by a Chrysler.
Due to the collisions, Martinez succumbed to fatal injuries. Authorities allege that the Chevy driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident, and there appears to be a pending charge for intoxication manslaughter. The crash is still under investigation.