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.
Arrested: Jorge A. Granados, Hispanic male, 22 years of age
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.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 14th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 14 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 14 fatal traffic crashes and 15 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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