San Angelo, TX — July 10, 2018, Darren Martinez sustained fatal injuries following an accident where his vehicle lost control and crashed.
According to information released by the San Angelo Police Department, the accident occurred at around 3:00 a.m. at Sherwood Way and Arden Road.
Their reports state that 17-year-old Martinez was driving a pickup along westbound Avenue N. Police claim he was speeding when the vehicle ran off the side of the road. As a result, the pickup crashed into a NAPA Auto Parts sign and a truck. The vehicle then flipped over.
Due to the severity of the crash, Martinez succumbed to fatal injuries. It appears no one else was hurt in the crash.
Currently, the factors leading up to the crash remain under investigation.
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I always taken early reports like this with a grain of salt, especially when such young drivers are involved. To be clear, I have no reason to doubt these particular reports. It’s just that many people tend to assume the worst of teenage drivers. When one has a single-vehicle accident, some investigators simply jump to the conclusion that the driver was speeding or texting and lost control. Does that sort of thing happen? Of course. I’m just concerned whether or not the investigators in charge of this particular incident truly did a thorough and unbiased examination. Those affected by this terrible event deserve to know that all possibilities have been considered.
–Grossman Law Offices
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