Man charged after fatal hit-and-run

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by KVUE News

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Posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 5:20 PM

AUSTIN -- A 20-year-old man faces multiple charges after a fatal hit-and-run collision.

Christian Gonzalez-Martinez is charged with failure to stop and render aid, manslaughter, and intoxication manslaughter, aggravated assault, and intoxication assault.

According to arrest documents, Gonzalez-Martinez drove drunk, and ran a red light Friday night at Old Manor Road and Pecan Brook Drive.

His Ford F350 truck smashed into a Honda Accord, killing 36-year-old Christina Lopez, and injuring her passenger, Juan Martinez. Martinez had non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Gonzalez-Martinez exchanged punches with a witness who tried to keep him from leaving the scene. Bystanders told investigators he was picked up and left in another vehicle. Police later caught Gonzales-Martinez at a nearby apartment complex.

Gonzalez-Martinez is in the Travis County Jail with bond set at $2.1 million.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at (512) 974-5594.

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