Eric Ray Martinez Dead in Hit-And-Run Crash on East Valencia [Tucson, AZ]

Eric Ray Martinez Dead in Hit-And-Run Crash on East Valencia [Tucson, AZ]
Eric Ray Martinez Dead in Hit-And-Run Crash on East Valencia [Tucson, AZ]

Police Search for Hir-And-Run Driver after Crash on East Valencia in Tucson

Tucson, AZ (July 24, 2023) – Monday morning, 35-year-old Eric Ray Martinez died in a hit-and-run crash on East Valencia and South Craycroft roads.

The fatal crash on East Valencia happened just after 5 a.m. on July 24.

The Tucson police said a vehicle struck a motorcycle and then left the scene. 

EMS took Martinez’s passenger to the Banner University Medical Center. 

Meanwhile, authorities confirmed Martinez, the driver, was dead at the crash scene.

Moreover, police said Martinez was wearing his helmet, he did not have a valid driver’s license, nor was he properly licensed to drive a motorcycle.

Investigators also found drugs and paraphernalia on Martinez, however, they are unsure whether he was under the influence.

At this time, investigators are focused on tracking down the hit-and-run, suspect driver. If anyone has information relating to this case, please call 911 or 99-CRIME.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of Eric Ray Martinez. May the bereaved find strength and comfort in this difficult time.


Hit-and-run accidents can be particularly traumatic and devastating for victims and their families. These types of accidents occur when a driver hits a pedestrian, cyclist, or other vehicle and then flees off the scene without stopping to provide assistance or exchange information. Hit-and-run accidents can cause serious injuries or even death, and victims and their families may struggle with physical, emotional, and financial consequences.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED AFTER THIS CRASH?

Suppose you or a family member is involved in a similar incident. In that case, the next best thing to do is hire a wrongful death lawyer to protect your rights. Many of these types of accidents resulted in the other party’s negligence, and if so, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY AFTER A HIT-AND-RUN CRASH ON EAST VALENCIA?

Reckless driving has become more common with excess available distractions, such as phones and other smart devices. In recent years, many initiatives have been formed to fight the increase in traffic accidents the state sees annually. 

However, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash each year. It is, therefore, important to know how to proceed if you are involved in a similar fatal traffic collision.

Moreover, if you find yourself unable to operate your vehicle safely, you can always use a rideshare app instead.

If you are troubled in a similar hit-and-run crash on East Valencia in Tucson and suffered injuries, please call our offices immediately at (800) 674-7852. This way, we can start pursuing your compensation claim while you focus on getting better. The aftermath of an accident can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Moreover, the damages that are caused during an accident may change the lives of those involved for a long time. That is why having a personal injury lawyer will be a step in the right direction toward recovery.

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