Driver Sent to Prison for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/8/06

Driver Sent to Prison for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash

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A Lubbock woman will go to prison for causing a motorcycle accident that killed a Texas Tech student last year.

It happened at the intersection of 50th and University April 17, 2005. Elaine Martinez failed to yield the right of way and struck Cody Hughes with her mini-van. She then fled the scene, but turned herself into police a few hours later. Hughes died the day after the accident. He was 22-years-old.

This week, Elaine Martinez pleaded guilty to failure to stop and render aid. She was sentenced to four years in prison.

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