Man Charged In Connection To Hit-And-Run Crash Last Year
We often cover hit-and-runs and hit-and-run crashes, looking at such incidents from a single perspective. We hear about the crash, who was hurt or killed, how much damage was done, and how the perpetrator got away. But we often leave it at that. We’re left wondering if the police investigating the case will ever find the person that fled the scene, either on foot or in a vehicle. Unfortunately, many times, the person that runs is never caught. There is often not enough evidence, not enough leads to follow.
But, occasionally, investigators are able to follow a trail of clues and sources and get to the person they believe is responsible for the crash or death. That is what happened this week regarding a hit-and-run crash that happened last year. A man, Chuco Martinez, 30 years old, has been arrested and charged in connection to a hit-and-run that happened in Arlington in October of 2020.
Back in October, police responded to a report of a crash involving the truck and a motorcycle. When they arrived, the truck was gone, but the motorcycle was still in the middle of the intersection, its rider laying nearby, dead. The driver of the truck had apparently fled the scene.
Police now believe that Martinez is that man, and he has been charged accordingly. This came to us from a report by CBS DFW.