April 20, 2022
Los Angeles: On Tuesday, April 19, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of California Penal Code 187(A), 2nd Degree Murder; California Vehicle Code 20001(B)(2), Felony Hit and Run Driving involving Death and California Vehicle Code 14601.2, Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License. Jairo Martinez is being held on two-million-dollars bail.
Los Angeles: On Saturday, April 16, 2022, around 3:45 p.m., a 77- year old male bicyclist was traveling northbound on Crystal Springs Drive when he was struck by a Grey BMW. After the collision, the driver exited the vehicle and fled the location without rendering aid or identifying himself. Witnesses at the scene assisted the police in locating the driver who was subsequently arrested and booked for Vehicular Manslaughter. Alcohol was a factor in this collision.
The driver, identified as Jairo Martinez, was booked for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter, California Penal Code, 191.5(A), and was housed at the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Detention Center. His bail was set at $616,000.
The pedestrian died of his injuries at the scene. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
We would like to remind everybody when involved in a traffic crash to stop and check on the other parties, make sure they are not injured, call 9-1-1 if they need medical attention, and to exchange information. Don’t convert a traffic crash into a crime.
Anyone with further information on the hit-and-run vehicle and driver please contact Detective Gabriela Diaz, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-2228477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.