Marcelino Martinez Killed in Highway 101 Car Accident
LOCATION: King City
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, September 30th
October 1, 2018 – 18-year-old Marcelino Martinez III was killed in a car accident Sunday evening on Highway 101, according to a local news source.
Preliminary investigation revealed Martinez was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon on the highway, just south of Teague Avenue. Officials said he was speeding, and apparently drifted into the dirt center divide.
The impact forced the Yukon to overturn into the southbound traffic lanes, where it was reportedly struck by a passing blue Chevy Cruze.
As per the article, another passing vehicle, a Dodge Ram, struck the Yukon at its driver side. Responding paramedics pronounced Martinez dead at the location.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was released on the identity and conditions of the two passenger in the Yukon following the crash.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the incident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.