Deceased: Luis Fernando Martinez-Vertiz | Hispanic male | 04/03/1994
The preliminary investigation shows that a silver, 2000 Nissan Xterra was traveling southbound on N. Lamar when the driver failed to yield the right of way and attempted to turn left on a flashing yellow light. A white, 2018 Ford F450 truck that was moving northbound on Lamar proceeded through the intersection on green at which time the vehicles collided.
The passenger in the Nissan, Luis Fernando Martinez-Vertiz, was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 33rd fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 34 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 24 fatal traffic crashes and 25 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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