Roel and Israel Martinez Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on E. Harrison Avenue and S. 6th Street in Harlingen
Harlingen, TX. (May 14, 2021)- 33-year-old Roel Martinez and his 10-year-old son Israel were killed in a two-vehicle crash on May 9, 2021 in Harlingen, Texas. The accident occurred just before 12:00 a.m. at the E. Harrison Avenue and 6th Street intersection. Police reported that a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck crashed into a southbound 2011 Buick Regal occupied by the victims. Roel, the driver of the Buick, was pronounced dead at the scene. Israel and another adult passenger in the Buick were transported to an area hospital where Israel succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Roel and Israel Martinez. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
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