8-Year-Old Killed in Scooter Crash on Dilido Road in Far East Dallas; Miguel Martinez Arrested
8-Year-Old Killed in Far East Dallas Scooter Crash on Dilido Road; Miguel Martinez Arrested
Dallas, Texas (October 12, 2022) – An 8-year-old boy was hit and killed by an intoxicated driver while riding a scooter Monday evening in Far East Dallas, according to the police.
The deadly accident happened around 7:00 p.m., October 10, in the 3600 block of Dilido Road.
Police said Miguel Martinez, 30, was driving when he hit the boy who was riding a scooter.
The boy was taken to the hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.
Martinez remained at the scene but showed signs of intoxication. He is facing charges of murder and DWI with two or more previous convictions.
The police are investigating the crash.
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