Lubbock Woman Receives Prison Sentence for a 2019 Hit-and-Run
A Lubbock woman has received her prison sentence for a hit-and-run incident that occurred back in 2019. The Lubbock Police Department was dispatched to the 2700 block of Avenue Q in May of 2019 after reports of an incident involving a pedestrian. At the scene Lubbock police discovered the body of 52-year-old Gloria Valdez who was pronounced deceased at the scene, Valdez' dog was also with her at the time of the incident and declared deceased.
Investigators were able to determine that a vehicle had struck Valdez, and her dog, and that vehicle was located after the crash in a Motel 6 parking lot. The driver of the vehicle was identified as, now 43-year-old, Priscilla Martinez who was arrested on separate charges. Martinez was issued a warrant while in custody at the Lubbock County Detention Center in May of 2019.
KAMC news reported that Martinez was charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid Resulting in Death and was sentenced to 9 years in prison on Tuesday, November 29th. Martinez will receive a credit of almost two and a half years towards her prison sentence for her time already spent in the custody at the Lubbock County Detention Center.