Woman indicted in May 14 Ave Q fatal hit and run

Woman indicted in May 14 Ave Q fatal hit and run
Priscilla Michelle Martinez (Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock woman charged in the death of a pedestrian following a hit and run in may has been indicted by a grand jury.

Lubbock Police arrested 39-year-old Priscilla Martinez on Tuesday, May 21 in connection to the hit and run along Ave. Q near Hood Park.

Martinez is charged with failure to stop and render aid in the May 14 accident that killed 52-year-old Gloria Valdez.

Lubbock Police provided this release following Martinez’ arrest:

Priscilla Martinez, 39, is now charged with a second degree felony of failure to stop and render aid in connection to the fatal hit and run crash last Tuesday.

At approximately 11 p.m. on May 14th, Lubbock police officers responded to the 2700 block of Avenue Q for reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle that fled the area. The pedestrian, 52-year-old Gloria Valdez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Working throughout the night, investigators were able to determine the suspect vehicle was an older model silver Chevrolet Suburban. By 9 a.m. on May 15th, LPD crash investigators found a Suburban believed to be involved in the crash parked at the Motel 6 located at 909 66th Street.

Investigators continued to gather information and follow up on leads to determine who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Based on the investigation, Priscilla Martinez was identified as the suspect and a warrant for her arrest was issued on May 21st.

Martinez has been in the Lubbock County Detention Center since May 20 after being arrested by Lubbock Police for an unrelated charge. Current combined bond totals $135,000.

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