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#1 2019-04-18 07:02:27

Registered: 2011-12-16
Posts: 142

Austin Hit & Run suspect arrested in Louisiana by US Marshals

This is a car-car story, but I thought it was interesting because we rarely hear about hit & run suspects being caught.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force has made an arrest in the death of Illianna Martinez in Traffic Fatality #14 from March 21, 2019. Jorge A. Granados was arrested in Slidell, Louisiana on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He will be extradited back to Austin to stand trial. He is currently charged with failure to stop and render aid, second degree felony.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 2013, blue Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound on Teri Rd. approaching Palo Blanco Ln. A 2010, gold Toyota Venza was traveling northbound on Palo Blanco, turning left onto Teri Rd. The Ram hit the Venza on the left side. All occupants of the Ram fled on foot. All occupants of the Venza were transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The juvenile female, Illianna Martinez, died on March 30, 2019 at 4:26 p.m.

Deceased:  Illianna Martinez, Hispanic female, D.O.B. 12-12-13

Arrested: Jorge A. Granados, Hispanic male, 22 years of age … atality-14


#2 2019-04-18 08:01:42

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,313

Re: Austin Hit & Run suspect arrested in Louisiana by US Marshals

I saw that.  Because the victim was in a car (not a bicyclist or pedestrian), the penalty will probably be higher.


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